These balls are our favorite go-to snack right now, especially because Baby Zand helped create the whole thing: the recipe, taste testing (of course!), picking the flowers, styling the photo, and directing me to get the right shot... and let's not forget the actual enjoying of these balls afterwards at the playground, with her dolls, and with me, yay!
These balls are super versatile. You can use any freeze dried fruit - strawberry or blueberry anyone? You can use other nut butters if peanut butter is not your thing or you are allergic to it. Take the recipe and make it your own!
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Makes 25 balls:
2 cups cashew nuts
1 cup freeze dried raspberries
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup maple syrup
pinch of sea salt
Place all ingredients in the food processor, and process into a chunky, crumbly dough. When you pinch the dough with your fingers, it should stick together, otherwise add a splash of water.
Roll one tablespoon of dough at a time between the palms of your hands.
Keep balls in the fridge for up to 2 weeks - I think they won't last that long! :-)