We were immediately smitten by the concept and ingredients behind these summer sunshine snack truffles. Though made with dried fruit and nuts, they have a warm weather vibe, a touch of fresh carrot and a surprising boost of probiotic goodness.The recipe is a Sweet entry in the BIG Snackable Recipe Contest (over $3500 in cash prizes available!) submitted by Roxanne Chan.
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To qualify for the contest, this recipe for summer sunshine snack truffles uses Vanilla Cultured Coconut Milk (a.k.a. dairy-free yogurt) from So Delicious Dairy Free.
Special Diet Notes: Summer Sunshine Snack Truffles
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian.
Note that these snack truffles call for just “vanilla” cultured coconut milk. You can choose the sweetened vanilla yogurt, but since the recipe has a good dose of sweet dried fruits, you could also get away with the unsweetened vanilla yogurt if you want to keep the sugars down a touch. Also, I recommend using unsweetened coconut, shredded or those big flakes.
For nut-free snack truffles, omit the almonds and increase the sunflower seeds to 1/2 cup, or use another seed for the 1/4 cup almonds (such as pumpkin or hemp!).
- ¼ cup So Delicious Cultured Vanilla Coconut Milk (aka dairy-free yogurt!)
- ¼ cup chopped carrot
- ¼ cup toasted almonds
- ¼ cup sunflower seeds
- ¼ cup chopped dried apricots
- ¼ cup coconut flakes (preferably unsweetened)
- 4 chopped Medjool dates, pitted
- ¼ cup chopped candied or crystallized ginger
- ¼ cup dried cranberries
- Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until well-combined and forming a dough, but still chunky.
- Form the mixture into 24 balls. Store in airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days, and snack on them when hunger strikes!
I’m in love already! What a wonderful combination of flavors! Love the carrot addition 🙂
I love that you put ginger in these! So many of them all taste the same but that ginger brings out a whole other flavor profile! Thanks for sharing! These are on my paleo list as a yes…
I could totally see myself snacking on these all day – and I seriously need more “healthy” snacking options like this. Pinning!
This is my kind of snack, love it! I could it these all the time, great recipe!
I don’t know if you are familiar with the Jewish food eaten at Passover called Charoset. In a funny coincidence, I turned charoset, normally a spread put in a dish and spread on matzo, into balls. they resemble these and taste delicious. So I know that this would be a great healthy snack for kids or grown-ups.
Wow, those do look really good! Love the name and all the ingredients that offer that “sunshine”! 🙂
What an explosion of flavor. Love the apricots and date combo 🙂