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Carrot, Coconut and Raisin Bites

Categories: Recipes
Tags: Snacks

These are a perfect snack and they are very tasty!

Category: Snack
Prep Time:
 
Cook Time:
Yield: 12
Diet Suitability: Vegetarian, Low-Lactose, Low-Calorie
Method: Blend and Chill

Ingredients

  • 75g / 3oz pitted dates
  • 100ml / 4 fl oz boiling water
  • 50g / 2oz pecans
  • 50g / 2oz desiccated coconut
  • 100g / 4oz carrots, pealed and grated
  • ½ teaspoon mixed spice
  • 30g / 1oz raisins
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 50g / 2oz porridge oats
  • A pinch of salt

Method

  1. Put the dates in a saucepan with the boiling water. Cover with a lid, bring to the boil and simmer for 2 minutes, then remove from the heat and set aside for 5 minutes.
  2. Put the pecans in a food processor and blitz until finely chopped, then set aside
  3. Put the soaked dates and 2 tablespoons of the soaking liquid in the processor. Blitz until smooth, then add the remaining ingredients, including the chopped pecans. Blitz again briefly, until the mixture has come together but it still coarse
  4. Shape the mixture into balls, place the balls on a plate and chill them in the fridge for at least an hour before eating. Keep the balls in the fridge.

Nutritional information will differ depending on the exact ingredients used and even the manufacturer or brand of certain ingredients. So please take this just as a guide, and remember that snacks are best eaten in moderation, no matter how healthy they are.

Nutritional Information per Bite

  • 125 kcal
  • 8.6g fat
  • 9.5g carbohydrate
  • 7g sugar
  • 1.3g protein
  • 2g fibre