I’m always on the look out for healthy snacks that taste great, who isn’t? I remember when someone first recommended Nakd bars to me, I thought they looked unappetizing and like they would taste bland. To my surprise I actually liked them, the Cashew Cookie one being my favorite. Here’s my own version, but it’s seemingly trendy to make them into balls instead of bars, so that’s what I went with.
The recipe couldn’t be simpler, chuck everything into a food processor and whizz it up until you have thick sticky large crumbs. Roll them into balls using slightly damp hands and you’re done. Much more satisfying than buying them. I’m going to have a play around with flavour combinations because the possibilities are endless.
I made these using mostly ingredients I already had and only had to buy the dates, so they were super cheap. I love the combination of sticky sweetness from the dates and the crunch from the cashews, pumpkin and sunflower seeds. They make the perfect afternoon sweet treat, let’s face it, who doesn’t get a hankering for something sweet at around 3pm.
- 250g soft pitted dates
- 50g desiccated coconut
- 50g unsalted cashew nuts
- 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
- 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
- 1 tbsp chia seeds (white or black)
- Place all ingredients into a food processor and process until the mixture resembles big stick crumbs
- Scoop out the mixture onto a clean worksurface and using damp palms, roll the mixture into even balls
- Store in an airtight container. They will last longer in the fridge