“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.
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.
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.
- 1 cup dates, pitted
- 1 cup dried plums
- 1 cup oats
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 2 teaspoons honey
- Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend till everything is crumbled
- Form mixture into 1" Balls
- Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator.