Archives for: February 2004, 23
I tried the recipe for energy balls from RecipeBase. I made a few adjustments for being a nonnie, 3 oz prunes instead of 2 of prunes and 2 of dates, then cranberries instead of apricots. It's easy to make with a food processor. (This is the first time I've used my new food processor) It will be a good way to get the pumpkin seeds and walnuts that I don't eat enough of. (I don't really like them plain.) Other than using sweetened dried cranberries, the ones I made are compliant for O nonnies. I'll find some unsweetened for next time... it gets plenty of sweetness from the prunes. It was cool how as soon as I added a little water to it, it started sticking together. Perfect for shaping.
I don't really know how to work with recipes in ounces, so I just guessed on that, and used the right proportions of everything.
They're quite good, they remind me of some whole food fruit and nut bars I bought once, but fresher. I don't think I'll be overdosing on them, but they will certainly fill their purposes: a few beneficial nuts and an emergency snack.