Satisfy your sweet tooth without the sugar crash.

Dates and Pecans

Raw pecans and dates come together in these rich, chewy protein-packed bites that are ridiculously easy to make and even easier to eat. This deliciously simple snack is a mighty morsel of portable energy. It combines the intense sweetness of dates with the creaminess of pecans. Wrap these bites in waxed paper or plastic wrap and take them with you to serve as portable energy treats. Consider it a nice tidy package with nutritional punch!

Stuffed Date Bites

Yield: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 Medjool or your favorite moist, large dates
  • 12 large raw pecans

Directions

  1. Slice each date lengthwise and remove the pit. Insert a pecan into the center of the date and press to seal closed so you have a date-pecan sandwich.
  2. For the best flavor, store the bites in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for no more than 4 weeks or at room temperature for no more than 2 weeks.
A good source of:

antioxidants, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, copper, manganese, potassium, protein, vitamin B and E, natural sugars, fiber, and healthful fat

Recipe excerpted from Raw Energy © 2009 by Stephanie Tourles. All rights reserved.

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