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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Cranberry Nut Balls

These treats are a healthy alternative to holiday cookies.

Serve them as snacks with a mug of hot apple cider after an afternoon of sledding,
offer them as a host/hostess gift, and keep some in the freezer for unexpected company.

½ cup chopped raw walnuts
½ cup chopped raw cashews
½ cup chopped raw almonds
½ cup raw pumpkin seeds, roughly ground
½ cup sesame seeds
¼ cup ground raw sunflower seeds
¼ cup ground raw flax seeds
½ cup dried unsweetened cranberries
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup almond butter
1 tbsp honey
½ cup dried unsweetened coconut

Stir together all nuts and seeds with cranberries, coconut and cinnamon. Add almond butter and honey, mix again. Form 1 tbsp portions into little balls, roll in coconut and chill before serving. Or make in advance, freeze and thaw 15 minutes before serving.

Makes about 30 balls.

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