Apricot, Date, and Cashew Snack Balls

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Author Notes: This is an easy, fast, and delicious recipe for anytime snacking. You can use walnuts, almonds, or cashews, but my personal preference is for cashews, which have a sweet, buttery taste and a texture that's hard to beat. Most recipes for snack balls feature dates and nuts alone, but I like the complexity of flavor that apricots add here. Gena Hamshaw


Makes 14 to 16 balls

  • 1 cup cashews, walnuts, or almonds
  • Generous pinch sea salt
  • 1 1/4 cups pitted Medjool dates (about 15 or 16 dates)
  • 1/4 cup dried apricot
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Process the nuts and sea salt in a food processor fitted with the S blade till the nuts are coarsely ground.
  2. Add the dates, apricots, almond butter, sesame seeds, and cinnamon. Keep processing the mixture until it's starting to stick together a bit. When you can squeeze a handful and it sticks together nicely, you're done.
  3. Roll the mixture into balls that are about 1 inch in diameter. Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks in the fridge or a week outside the fridge.

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