After Anushka’s birthday and my birthday in the same month, we had a real sugar overload. Not to mention twice weekly trips to the Ice Cream shop only because its summer. I wanted to make something for those mid afternoon hunger pangs and after school snacks that was nutritious and not overly sweet. These Almond bites pass both the tests. Not only that but they are also very easy to make.
I initially made these to take to a friend’s house as a Hostess gift and left it out before going to run some errands. When I came back half the stash was gone. Obviously, I had to figure out another gift but that’s how good these are.
- Almonds Plain 2 cups
- Pineapple dried 1 1/2 cups chopped small
- Salt 1 pinch
- Maple Syrup 1 Tbsp
- Coconut flakes for rolling Unsweetened
- Water 2 Tbsp
- Ghee or clarified butter for rolling about 2 tbsp
- If you like, you can roast the Almonds otherwise leave as is.
- In a food processor, chop the Almonds into chunky bits. Not too small and not too large.
- Chop dried Pineapple into small pieces.
- Mix Almond, Pineapple and Salt. If you are not using Candied Pineapple, add Maple Syrup. Mix well.
- Pour the Coconut flakes in to a plate and keep aside.
- Add 2 Tbsp of water and try to roll the mixture into small bite size rounds. If you need more water, add but only 1 Tbsp at a time.
- Once you feel the mixture is right consistency, apply a little bit of Ghee on your hands and roll the mixture. Then finally roll it in in the Coconut flakes.
- If you do not like Coconut, you can omit the step.
- Substitute with any dried fruit of your choice like Apricots, Mango or Oranges.