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Apricot-Pistachio-Cherry Bites

April 10, 2014
Author Notes

These little fruit and nut bites make an excellent snack or breakfast-on-the-go, if you must have breakfast on the go. They're kind of like Larabars, except round. —fiveandspice

  • Makes 16 to 18
Ingredients
  • 1 cup dried apricots
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 1 cup toasted pistachios
  • 1 tablespoon honey (or maple syrup)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup toasted, shredded coconut (or toasted sesame seeds) for rolling
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Combine the apricots, cherries, pistachios, honey (or syrup), and lemon zest in a food processor. Pulse/run the processor until everything is very finely chopped together but not turned into a paste -- it takes a minute or so.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment, then roll a tablespoonful of the mixture at a time into balls and roll the balls in the coconut (or sesame seeds) to coat and place them on the baking sheet. Put the finished bites into the fridge to firm up for an hour
  3. Then, eat immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

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I like to say I'm a lazy iron chef (I just cook with what I have around), renegade nutritionist, food policy wonk, and inveterate butter and cream enthusiast! My husband and I own a craft distillery in Northern Minnesota called Vikre Distillery (www.vikredistillery.com), where I claimed the title, "arbiter of taste." I also have a doctorate in food policy, for which I studied the changes in diet and health of new immigrants after they come to the United States. I myself am a Norwegian-American dual citizen. So I have a lot of Scandinavian pride, which especially shines through in my cooking on special holidays. Beyond loving all facets of food, I'm a Renaissance woman (translation: bad at focusing), dabbling in a variety of artistic and scientific endeavors.