Dried Plum Energy Bites

“I received free samples of California Dried Plums mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by California Dried Plum Board and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”

The California Dried Plum Board has challenged Recipe Redux members to develop a recipe using dried plums as one of the ingredients. Since May kicks off National Osteoporosis month this is the perfect opportunity to showcase this dried fruit’s bone health benefits in addition to some of it’s other nutritional benefits. The nutrients in dried plums help support healthy bones and may support heart health, digestive health, immunity and healthy aging. Dried plums are a good source of fiber and potassium and have more vitamin K than any other fresh or dried fruit. Basically this underrated fruit needs to start making a regular appearance in our everyday eats.

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It’s no secret I love keeping healthy snacks on hand especially when they come in the shape of these bite-sized treats. These Dried Plum Energy Bites use good-for-you ingredients packed with fiber, vitamins and minerals.  This snack comes together in no time at all and can easily be adapted using other ingredients you have on hand. Substitute the dates for a different dried fruit or substitute the almonds for walnuts, pecans or even cashews. Worth noting, I have not tried these plum bites with any other flavor combinations so I can’t guarantee the outcome will be as good as this one.

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These bites are naturally sweet from dried fruits and honey making them a healthier option to help curb your sweet tooth. Simple, delicious, healthy and wholesome these dried plum energy bites are perfect in every way possible.

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Dried Plum Energy Bites
 
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Serves: 18 Bites
Ingredients
  • 1 cup dates, pitted
  • 1 cup dried plums
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 teaspoons honey
Directions
  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend till everything is crumbled
  2. Form mixture into 1" Balls
  3. Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Bite Calories: 119.7 Fat: 4.8 Saturated fat: .4 Carbohydrates: 18.7 Sugar: 9.8 Sodium: .2 Fiber: 3.4 Protein: 3 Cholesterol: 0
 

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By | 2018-06-01T09:37:52+00:00 May 4th, 2015|Dairy & Soy Free Snack, Recipe ReDux, Snacks|10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. Deanna Segrave-Daly May 4, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    I was making energy bites for awhile and then fell off the bandwagon for a bit. These are worthy getting back on for 🙂

  2. admin May 5, 2015 at 6:44 am

    I love keeping them in the fridge to pull out for a quick.easy and portable snack.

  3. Linz @ Itz Linz May 5, 2015 at 7:36 am

    looks and sounds delicious!

  4. admin May 5, 2015 at 7:37 am

    Thanks

  5. Elizabeth @ Enjoy Every Bite May 5, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    These look so tasty! I loved experimenting with dried plums for the challenge and love the natural sweetness they provide!

  6. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine May 5, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    I love the date and plum combo!

  7. admin May 5, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    Me too. I am definitely going to start cooking and baking with them more often

  8. admin May 5, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    Thanks. I was happy with the way they turned out

  9. Steph @ The Grateful Grazer May 5, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Yum! These look like the perfect snack!

  10. admin May 5, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    Thanks!

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