With Halloween just around the corner and frightened by stories from of trick-or-treaters arriving by the busload in our new neighborhood, I have a cabinet full of giant bags of snack-sized candy that are screaming out my name.
I can hear them in my sleep: "Eat meeeeeeeeee. I'm yummmmmmmmy. I'm sweeeeeeeeeet."
Little devils! So what's a Ninj with little willpower to do?
Healthy No-bake Snack BitesMake a healthy sweet snack to stop the voices, that's what.
I came across this recipe for no-bake (yippee!!) snack bites in an article featuring seasonal pecan recipes. If you prefer walnuts or some other type of nut, I'm sure they'd be just as good in this chocolatey treat.
Four Ingredients + Five Minutes = A Healthy, Nutty, Chocolatey SnackThere are only four ingredients in these no-bake snack bites: pecans, unsweetened chocolate, unsweetened coconut and dates. That's it! All good-for-you stuff, whirled around for a few minutes in a food processor, shaped into bite-sized balls and chilled.
What kind of sweet treat could be easier than that?
("MEEEEEEEEE," cries the tiny Kit Kat. Shut up, Tiny Kit Kat.)
What's your favorite way to keep the Halloween candy in the bag, where it belongs, and out of your mouth during October? Leave a comment: The Ninj wants to know.
Nutty Chocolate Coconut No-Bake Snack Bites(from Chef Steven Satterfield)
1 cup pecans
3/4 cup dried dates
1/2 cup chopped unsweetened baking chocolate
1/2 cup dried unsweetened coconut
Place all four ingredients in a food processor and process until well combined and slightly sticky (this takes a few minutes). Roll the dough into 12 balls and place into an airtight container. Chill and store in the refrigerator.