Another great recipe from Cookus Interruptus!!

I love this recipe! I learned it from Cynthia, in her cooking class at Bastyr. I often make them at home and the kids can’t tell they are filled with nutrition. Give them a try!

Date Pecan Bon-Bons
Easy-to-make snack or dessert. Impress your friends. We make this in our classes at Bastyr frequently and the students love them because they’re easy to carry in your backpack. Also makes a perfect post-game snack for kids playing sports – see Feeding the Young Athlete.

¾ cup pecans
½ cup pitted dates, chopped
1 teaspoon orange zest
Pinch of sea salt
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon white miso
1 tablespoon maple syrup
¼ cup shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Place pecans on a cookie sheet and bake/toast for about 10 minutes, until they begin to give off aroma. Remove and let cool.

Put toasted nuts and all other ingredients except coconut in food processor. Pulse until you have an even mealy texture. With moist hands, roll the mixture into1-inch balls. Take the blade out before you do this part (Jane likes danger). Spread the coconut on a plate and roll each ball in the coconut, covering each one evenly.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Makes 8-10 bon bons

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Categories: food with kids, nutrition


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