Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Fruit and Nut Ginger Ballz for your Valentine

I have been wanting to make something sweet to have as a little tea treat some afternoons but didn’t want anything that required a lot of added sugars or artificial sweeteners. It couldn’t be cake, or cookies, or brownies…. I have not had any food cravings for about 6 weeks now and don’t want to give that sugar monster any reason to rear his ugly head….

But Valentine's Day really requires some special sweet to mark the occasion so, I came up with these Fruit and Nut Ginger Ballz and they are delicious… very similar to a Ginger Snap Larabar, in flavor, but a bit milder.  I love them.  The Trader Joe’s uncrystallized candied ginger that I used does have some sugar so if you prefer you could use about 1 Tbs of raw grated ginger root instead.  Of course that would change the N.I.

Now these are a generous size, so you could make them half the size if you want a two-bite style treat, or you could share one with your Valentine!

  My Project 3_2-001

Fruit and Nut Ginger Ballz
Makes 14 balls
  • 5 ounces dates (about 1 cup)
  • 4.5 ounces raw cashews (about 1 cup)
  • ounces raisins (about 3/8 cup)
  • 1 ounce candied ginger (about 2 Tbs)
  1. Place all the ingredients into your food processor and run till the nut pieces are quite small and the mixture clumps together.
  2. Run warm water over your hands and use your wet fingers to form 14 golf ball sized ballz.
  3. Keep them in the refrigerator for up to a week, or freeze them and then allow to thaw before eating.
Per ball.
Weight Watchers P+ = 3.
Calories 103; Protein 2g; Carbohydrate 15g; Fat 4g; Fibre 1g.

Feb 13 Fruit and Nut Ginger Ballz 001
Dough will clump when it has been processed long enough.
Feb 13 Fruit and Nut Ginger Ballz 002
Roll into 14 golf ball sized balls.


  1. ok Im a little shocked to see myself say ID LOVE THESE!!!
    my youngerself is horrified :)

  2. Those look delish!!! I may or may not have just licked the computer monitor screen! ;)


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