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The Cure For Sugar Cravings

I am not much of a baker and I don’t particularly like using gluten free flours, especially ones with potato or corn starch.  Growing up in an Italian household dessert was usually fresh fruit, except for the rare special occasion, which didn’t happen as often as I would’ve liked since I was a child obsessed with sugar.  I no longer regularly crave sugar and sweets but when I do I use whole ingredients and prefer raw desserts like chocolate mousse made out of avocado (recipe to come in a future post) or my gluten-free, nut and fruit bites rolled in shredded coconut.  They are simple to make yet are festive and would be the perfect ending to your holiday meal.

Fruit and Nut Bites
Recipe type: Dessert and Snacks
Prep time: 
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Serves: 36-40 bites

  • 1 cup of dried fruit (I use half medjool dates and half unsulphered apricots)
  • ½ cup of raw almonds
  • ½ cup of raw walnuts
  • 1-2 Tbs. water
  • Shredded coconut, dried

  1. In a food processor add dried fruit and nuts. Pulse to a medium fine meal. The mixture won’t necessarily stick together at this point. While processor is on slowly add 1-2 TBS water until the meal begins to stick together.
  2. Place about a cup of shredded coconut in a bowl.
  3. Use a teaspoon to spoon out small round bite size portions of the fruit and nut mixture, roll in the shredded coconut and place on a baking sheet.
  4. Place fruit and nut bites in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  5. Remove from baking sheet and store in a glass container with a tight lid in the refrigerator. Take out a “bite” as you desire and enjoy.

Free of gluten, dairy, raw and vegan.

Please share your whole food based desserts.

4 Responses

  1. Yum! I will have to try this one…

    • Elizabeth says:

      Sarah, Feel free to use any dried fruit you have on hand and they are also delicious rolled in chopped nuts. I hope you enjoy eating them as much as I do.

  2. Nita says:


    Great post, and recipe. I also loved the Zen Table post!

    Thanks for sharing….Nita

    • Elizabeth says:

      Nita, Without fail the fruit bites are an all time favorite with guests at our home. They are easy to make and if you don’t have a food processor try a blender to chop the fruit and nuts…then go and enjoy at your Zen table. Thanks for stopping by the website.

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