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This recipe is quite adaptable and we often change up the ingredients but we always keep the dates, almonds, orange juice and cinnamon in them no matter what the other combinations of fruit/seed/nut. The orange and cinnamon seems to go especially well together.


2 cups pitted dates
2 cups almonds

1/2 cup dried apricots
1/4 cup hemp seeds
1/4 cup ground flax seeds
1/4 cup coconut

3 tbsp orange juice concentrate mixed with enough water to form “dough”

1 tsp cinnamon

additional ground flax seed for rolling


Grind almonds in food processor or vitamix then place in large mixing bowl. Roughly chop dates, put in processor or vitamix to grind then add to almonds in bowl.ξRepeat with apricots. Add hemp, flax and coconut to bowl. Mix these together then mix in cinnamon.

In measuring cup mix orange juice concentrate with 1/4 cup of water. Pour over fruit mixture and mix until everything sticks together (You may need to add a tinyξbit more water to help them stick together).

Take about 1 tbsp worth of mixture into hands at a timeξand roll into a ball shape. Place onto a plate of ground flax seed and roll ball to coat (for a different taste you can also use carob or cocoa powder). Store in freezer. We like to eat them straight out of the freezer but they also make a fantastic backpacking snack.

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