All posts tagged: snack

Apricot and oat balls

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We post a lot of these types of recipes largely because it’s really damn hard to come up with quick and easy snacks. These fellas do the job wonderfully.

Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 0 mins Total time: 20 mins
Makes about 12 golf ball sized treats

Ingredients

  • 2 cups oats
  • 3/4 cup dried apricots
  • 1/4 cup  sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Method

  1. Add apricots, water, cinnamon, and nutmeg to a saucepan on medium heat. Bring to the boil and reduce heat.
  2. Allow to simmer for 10 minutes or until
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Zesty coconut balls

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Whilst it might sound like a suggestive high school nickname, zesty coconut balls are a top-shelf treat. These little babies are tasty, quick, and will take over your life.

Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 0 mins Total time: 20 mins
Makes about 12 golf ball sized treats

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 30ml lime juice

Method

  1. Add the almonds and cashews to a food processor.
  2. Pulse until all nuts are finely chopped without any large chunks.
  3. Add the dates and lime juice and continue pulsing until the mixture
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Going nuts for nuts

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Nuts are a beaut little snack for those on the run, or a tasty morsel that can tie you over until the next substantial meal. Below are a few varieties that not only taste the part, but are also full of nutty magic.

Nut DNA

Despite most nuts providing some health benefits, up to 80% of nuts are fat. Despite the fat in nuts being good fats (HDL cholesterol), there is a still a calorie component of 9 calories per gram of fat in nuts, so moderate consumption is recommended. As a substitute for other less healthy fats (biscuits, …

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Raw Twix Slice

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Ingredients

Bottom layer:
1 cup of cashews
1/4 cup of raw honey
Pinch of salt

Caramel layer:
100 grams of dates
4 tbsp of natural peanut butter
3-4 tbsp of water

Chocolate topping:
3 tbsp of raw honey
4 tbsp cacao powder
3 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp water

Or alternatively, melted raw dark chocolate.

Instructions:

In a food processor or blender, mix bottom layer ingredients until smooth. Scoop mixture into a oiled brownie pan for the bottom layer. Repeat for the caramel layer and refrigerate for 15 mins.

For the chocolate layer, melt the coconut oil with the cacao …

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