No-Bake Fruit Cake Bites (AIP, Paleo, SCD)

No-Bake Fruit Cake Bites (AIP, Paleo, SCD)

Happy Holidays, Dear Readers!

The weather outside is frightening. These Canadian prairie provinces really know how to do it up Siberian style. Sheesh. It’s cold enough to freeze the gonads off a brass monkey, as my pops always says.

But the thought of cozying up inside with your near and dear over something mulled or nog-ish along with a plate full of seasonal treats? Well, that warms the cockles of your heart, doesn’t it?

no-bake-fruit-cake-bites-bThese No-Bake Fruit Cake Bites are perfectly festive; they taste so much like that traditional boozy Christmas Cake that makes the rounds this time of year, except, of course, without the booze and grains and dairy. Plus no-bake is a defo YES in my books!

Make these for your next happy gathering with family and friends. Everyone will enjoy the festive-flavoured noms.

No-Bake Fruit Cake Bites (AIP, Paleo, SCD)
 
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Recipe type: Treats
Serves: 12 Bites
Ingredients
  • 1 c dates, pitted
  • ¼ c dried apricots, roughly chopped (about 5)
  • ¼ c dried cherries
  • ¼ c raisins
  • ½ tsp lemon zest
  • ½ tsp orange zest
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp coconut butter, softened
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground allspice (Use ground cloves instead if following AIP.)
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 2-3 tbsp arrowroot flour for rolling (Omit if following SCD.)
  • pinch of cinnamon for sprinkling
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor. Process on high to combine all ingredients until a ball forms.
  2. Using a generous teaspoon measure, roll the mixture into balls and place on a sheet of parchment or plate.
  3. Once complete, roll each ball in the arrowroot powder or dust lightly. Sprinkle each No-Bake Fruit Cake Bite with a pinch of cinnamon.
  4. Transfer the No-Bake Fruit Cake Bites to an airtight container and refrigerate for one hour to set. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to five days.
  5. Enjoy!
 

 

 

 

 

 

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Martine Partridge, founder of Eat Heal Thrive, is an eater of whole, nourishing, real food. She is also a combatter of Crohn's Disease. Martine wholeheartedly believes that food is the fulcrum for good health and has had wonderful results in managing autoimmunity by eating to heal, and healing to thrive.

There are 9 comments for this article
  1. Sarah at 3:05 pm

    These look fantastic, but where do you find dried cherries that aren’t full of sugar? Do you think it would work to substitute some cranberries I dried myself in dehydrator?

  2. Sara at 12:35 am

    yes I’m wondering about where to source dried cherries too..I’m in Ireland so it may be even more difficult! These sound fab, can’t wait to make! Thank you..

    • Martine Partridge Author at 4:42 pm

      Hi, Sara. Thanks for stopping by the blog. Hello to you all the way in Ireland from Canada! 🙂 One of our local grocery stores carries apple juice-sweetened cherries, but, as I was mentioning to Sarah above, you could sub dried cranberries instead. 🙂

  3. Paula at 7:06 am

    Made these tonight, so yummy!! Added a little Grand Marnier to my hubbies batch.
    So easy and so tasty, this recipe is a definite keeper. Thanks!!

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