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Cranberry Walnut Bites

April 26, 2011

If you’ve looked here and here and here, it is clear that I have a thing for bite sized snacks.  More specifically, I have a thing for bite sized snacks with nuts (a lifetime supply of Larabars goes to the person who can resist making a sick joke here).

Anyway, my newest bite sized creation contains walnuts, dried cranberries, and dates.  And that’s about it.

Cranberry Walnut Bites

Ingredients (makes about 6)
1/3 cup walnuts
1/3 cup dried cranberries
8 pitted dates
Dash of cinnamon (optional)

Chop nuts in a food processor.  Add cranberries and dates and pulse until all pieces are chopped and stick together.  Form the mixture into tiny bite sized balls.  Store in an airtight container for up to a week. 

These are so sweet and delicious.

As good as they are right now, I’m really looking forward to making them in the fall/winter.  They’d be so festive!  And if you’ve looked here and here and here and here, you know that I like being festive.

What are your favorite healthy bite sized snacks?  I’m also a fan of mini Larabars and mini Luna bars…even though they require more than one bite, unless you have an overly large mouth (no offense if you do).  And I cannot resist a nice piece of dark chocolate or a chocolate covered strawberry.

I’m off to do some shopping today.  I just might have to put a cranberry walnut bite or two in my purse for shopping fuel!

Have a wonderful day!

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12 Comments
  1. karyl permalink
    April 26, 2011 7:48 AM

    Do you use sweetened dried cranberries?

    • April 26, 2011 9:06 AM

      I used unsweetened since cranberries are so sweet naturally. Both would work though depending on your tastes.

  2. April 26, 2011 3:21 PM

    I just organized my pantry last night and I have walnuts, dates, and cranberries! I see myself making these in the near future!

  3. April 26, 2011 3:58 PM

    These look very yummy:) I’ve actually been trying to get in the mood for a diet, to loose wait for my wedding, and I think ur recipes may be the key. You make eating right seem so easy, I’ll be trying these soon!
    -m
    Ps- sweet blog:)

    • April 26, 2011 4:10 PM

      Thank you! 🙂 You can do it, you can do it! Just even making small changes, can get you the results you want. Congrats on your upcoming wedding! 🙂

  4. April 26, 2011 7:13 PM

    I’m trying your panko chicken tenders tonight…can’t wait! Theses bites look great too. Can’t go wrong with cranberries and walnuts together!
    http://Www.preparingforpeanut.com

    • April 26, 2011 7:14 PM

      That’s awesome! Let me know how the chicken tenders turn out! 🙂

  5. April 26, 2011 11:51 PM

    I admire your cooking so much! You actually have inspired me to continue my blog and post a lot of pictures because I have found that your pictures help out a lot!

    I have noticed that you not only have an art for cooking but also a nack for photography as well. I have never seen such beautiful pictures of food before!

    Thank you for your blogs! I enjoy getting that e-mail update on my phone to see that you posted a new one!

    • April 27, 2011 12:11 PM

      Thank you SO SO SO much. Your comment totally made my day! 🙂

  6. April 27, 2011 1:17 AM

    Looks delicious! I like bite size dark chocolates to satisfy my [constant] sweet tooth. 🙂

    • April 27, 2011 12:12 PM

      Haha. I’m with you on that one! I never liked chocolate much until the past year or so. Now I’m an addict!

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