• Prep Time
    2 Mins
  • Cook Time
    0 Mins
  • Total Time
    2 Mins
  • The base number of servings for this recipe is 24
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    Puffed Rice, Amaranth, Fruit and Nut Bolitas

    No bake, deceptively delicious bolitas that can be consumed as a power ball for those who need a mid-day or pre-workout pick up, and for those who just like a feel-good, crispy bite. Easy-peasy to whip up and oh so bueno these Puffed Rice, Amaranth, Fruit and Nut Bolitas are winners!


    Ingredients
    6
    ounces
    pitted dates
    2
    ounces
    dried figs
    1/4
    cup
    sugar
    8
    tablespoons
    unsalted butter
    2
    cups
    puffed brown rice cereal
    1/2
    cup
    puffed amaranth
    1
    cup
    pecans, toasted and finely chopped
    1/2
    teaspoon
    vanilla extract
    1/4
    teaspoon
    ground cardamom
    1/4
    teaspoon
    ground nutmeg
    1/2
    teaspoon
    ground cinnamon
    1
    cup
    unsweetened shredded coconut
    Directions
    Pulse the dates and figs in a food processor until they reach a paste-like consistency. Scrape the fruit paste into a large skillet with the sugar and butter and heat over medium heat. Stir and cook approximately five minutes, until the sugar dissolves and the mixture starts to bubble.
    Remove skillet from heat and stir in the puffed rice, amaranth, pecans, vanilla, and spices. Mix well to combine.
    Transfer contents into a bowl or baking pan. Let it cool just enough to handle whilst remaining malleable. While the "batter" is still warm, use a tablespoon to scoop out the mixture and roll into balls, using the moistened palms of your hands.
    Once balls are formed, roll into shredded coconut and serve. If you're storing them, keep in an airtight container and refrigerate.

    The base number of servings for this recipe is 24
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