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Almond Spice Bites

If you like making your own snacks/ healthy desserts but don’t like cleaning up a lot of dishes...this recipe is for you!

If you like the benefits of high fiber,dairy-free, blood sugar balancing foods...this recipe is for you!

If you like the  anti-inflammatory  affect and ZING of spices …this recipe is for you!

If you have kids who like to help you in the kitchen….this recipe is for you!


My favorite food magzine called the Food & Nutrition Mag recently asked for home cooks and RDNs to test out a recipe for Coconut Date Protein Bites and submit their experiences and modifications.  This is their new #FNTestKitchen challenge.  Well naturally as a Foodie I experiment and entered.  Here is the result of my labors.  I love the results!!!


Eat these as a snack (aim for 2) or as an after dinner dessert if you want to keep it on the light side.  I would love to know if you make these and what modifications YOU make!  Happy cooking!


Almond Spice Bites

Recipe Adapted by Cathryn Arndt RDN from the FN Test Kitchen contest hosted by the Food & Nutrition Mag.


  • 1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp Almond Milk (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup Medjool Dates, chopped (about 12 to 13 large dates)
  • 1 cup raw cashew (or salted Almonds)
  • 1/4 cup Flaxseed Meal
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • Fresh Ginger root, 2-inch piece, peeled
  • 1 Tbsp Cinnamon
  • Pinch of Nutmeg and Allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt (do not use if the salted almonds substituted cashews)
  • 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut plus more for rolling
  • Additional Cinnamon (for rolling mixture)


  1. Dice peeled ginger root by hand or pulse several times in the Food Processor until a diced texture is achieved.
  2. Combine all other ingredients in a food processor and blend to desired consistency. Keeping the pieces larger makes for a crunchier ball.
  3. When desired consistency is reached, form 1-ounce balls then roll in the shredded coconut-cinnamon mixture to coat.
  4. Store in the refrigerator and enjoy as a quick snack!

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 18 bites



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