- A full bottle of water
- A good book, for those moments when I find a perfect spot to sit down and read
- A snack
Today’s recipe is an easy, healthy snack that’s perfect for traveling in the summer months, and will keep you fitting in your summer dress! You can keep your kitchen cool by leaving the oven out of it. It just takes a few moments to make these date-based snack bites, and you can make them any shape you want. For simplicity’s sake, I rolled them into balls, but you can also press the “dough” into a flat layer and use a cookie cutter to cut out fun shapes.
Date and Almond Bites
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: none!
1 cup roasted almonds
1 cup dates
2 tablespoons almond butter
optional: 1-2 tablespoons water
In a 7 cup or larger food processor fitted with the S-blade, process almonds until finely ground.
Add dates and nut butter and continue to process, adding 1-2 tablespoons water if needed (I like to speed up the process).
Process until the texture reaches a smooth consistency. The mixture will come together in a large ball that rolls around the food processor; this is fine.
Roll the mixture into bite-sized balls and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Refrigerate until firm and store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Throw on your summer dress, enjoy your summer adventures, and bon appetit!