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Yummy Holiday Nibbles
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Grain-free dried fruit and nut nibble balls, just right for all except O non-secretors (unless dates and apricots are omitted). I am a 'scoop and slurp' cook rarely measuring ingredients, this is one of those recipes. Use organic ingredients where possible.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (3 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Type B (0 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (0 beneficials)
  • Type O (0 beneficials)
  • Dessert
  • A good handful of almonds
  • A good handful of pitted dates
  • About half a handful of dried apricots
  • 1 Tablespoon crunchy peanut butter [or BTD compliant nut butter]
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons of almond butter
  • Zest and juice of one lemon
  • A slurp of brandy (optional)
  • Cocoa powder
How to make it:
  1. Put 1/2 of each dry ingredient in food processor and process till crumbly.
  2. Add the rest of the dry ingredients and finely chop. While food processor is running, add lemon zest, then drizzle in the lemon juice.
  3. Form mouth-sized yummy bites on a piece of wax paper.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Apricot/Apricot Juice1 ,2 ,3 B B N N N N N A
Date (all)2 N N N N N N N A
Almond/Almond Butter2 N N N N N N N N
Chocolate/ Cocoa1 N N N N N N N N
Lemon/Lemon Juice2 B B B B N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Nut/Seed Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pecan/Pecan Butter2 ,3 N N N N N N N N

Bean/Legume Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Peanut/Peanut Butter2 B B B N A A A A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which are known to be common allergens.

  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

    Please Note:
    When using any recipe, always check it for avoids and make the appropriate adjustments where necessary. The Blood Type Diet Recipe Database has been recently greatly enhanced. Also, the food lists changed somewhat a couple of years ago, and all recipes in the database may not reflect those changes in terms of the blood types for which the recipes are recommended. Volunteer Blood Type Diet Forums Members are working to review and update all the recipes to take advantage of the all the new features and food lists. Please be patient with us until the process has been completed.

    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 06, 2007 at 11:43 AM By: Rodney
    • Revised Oct 07, 2007 at 04:34 PM By: Drea