Pecan Date Bon Bons

03/22/2013

Prep time: 10 minutes     Cooking time: 10 minutes 

Tip: If making for an exercise snack, use less pecans and more dates to decrease fat content and increase healthy carbohydrate content.

Ingredients

tortilla soup

3⁄4 cup pecans
1⁄2 cup pitted dates, chopped
2 tsp orange zest (use more, if desired)
1 pinch sea salt
1⁄4 tsp cinnamon
1⁄2 tsp white miso (double amount, if desired)
1 tbsp maple syrup
1⁄4 cup shredded coconut

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 300º. Place pecans on a cookie sheet and bake/toast for about 10 minutes, until they begin to give off aroma.

2. Put all ingredients except coconut in food processor. Pulse until you have an even mealy texture.

3. With moist hands, roll the mixture into 1-inch balls. Spread coconut on a plate and roll each ball in the coconut, covering each one evenly.

4. Serve with orange slices from the orange you zested.

Nutrition facts: (~8 servings) 130 calories, 10g fat, 2.5g saturated fat, 12g carbohydrates, ~2.8g fiber, 1.5g protein, ~75mg sodium, ~7g sugar