Friday, October 25, 2013



Since I've always been a big snacker, I started to think about healthy snacks as soon as I've begun to eat raw vegan. Dates and nuts make a perfect snack on their own, but I figured that paired with coconut I could make a yummy, chewy, energising on-the-go snack. These coin-shaped COCONUT BITES do not only taste super delicious, but are easy to take to school, work or friends. And the best is, they are made in less than 10 minutes and you need only 4 ingredients!


I use to eat them in the afternoon while I'm studying and pair them with a good herbal tea. They also make a great pre-workout snack together with a banana and kids love them too, because of their sweetness.
Compared to bought snacks, these CHEWY COCONUT BITES do not contain any preserving agents or hidden ingredients. 
Dates have many health benefits: they are rich in protein, fiber and vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, A1 and C. As they contain natural sugars like glucose, sucrose and fructose they are a great energy booster! 
Cashews are rich in iron, phoshporus, selenium, magnesium and zinc. They are a great source of phytochemicals, antioxidants and protein.
Besides all these health advantages, these treats are super delicious and beautiful.

Makes 25

1/2 cup cashews, soaked for 1 h
6 pitted dates, soaked for 15 min
1/2 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut, plus more for coating
1 t sweetener, I prefer agave syrup (you can omit the sweetener, but I like it sweet)

Discard the water from soaking and pulse dates and cashews until they form a dough. Stir in sweetener and coconut. Form the dough into little balls and flatten. Roll in remaining coconut and chill in the fridge overnight.


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