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Posted Jan 30 2013 12:00am

I'm not generally one for eating or recommending others eat dried fruits and nuts in any great amount, but sometimes, just sometimes, a girl (or guy) has just got to have it. The following recipe was quite literally "thrown together" when I felt I wanted something sweet and just that little bit more "substantial". The following recipe is what I came up with - it's a winner!



Food Processor



Half a cup of finely grated coconut
1 handful of macadamia nuts
2 handfuls of almonds
1 handful of dried apricots
1 handful of raisins

(See, I told you I just threw it together!)



  1. Simply pile all of the ingredients into a food processor and process using the "S" blade until all ingredients fully combine. If you process long enough it will all clump together and end up forming one large and perfectly formed ball.
  2. Serve by either eating a teaspoon or two as desired to satiate the sweet tooth or roll into smaller balls and keep in the fridge for up to 5 days for freshness.


Raw Coach Top Tips:

  • All of the above ingredients are optional - that is, you can swap in or out any of them with other similar ingredients (a nut for a nut, for example), or leave out coconut if you don't like it, and consider adding in some orange juice, mint leaves, carob, mesquite, maca or chocolate powder for flavoured sweetballs.


© 2013 Karen Knowler WOULD YOU LIKE TO USE THIS RECIPE IN YOUR EZINE OR ON YOUR WEB SITE? You can, as long as you include this complete blurb with it: Karen Knowler, The Raw Food Coach publishes "Successfully Raw" - a free weekly eZine for raw food lovers everywhere. If you're ready to look good, feel great and create a raw life you love get your FREE tips, tools and recipes now at .

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