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Quick and Easy Cinnamon Raisin Almond Balls

Oh my goodness… I may have just created my easiest and most awesome recipe yet. And it was all in 5 minutes this morning while getting ready for work!

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Cinnamon Raisin Almond Balls

(makes 6 balls or 3 bars)

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 C almonds
  • 1/2 C raisins
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Instructions:

Rinse the raisins and almonds with some water. Toss them in a food processor with the cinnamon. Whirl away!

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SO easy.

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Then, form them into ball or bar shapes!

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Mmmmm… I can’t believe how easy, quick, and amazing these are!! The raisins make them perfectly sticky (without having to deal with the major stickiness of dates!!) and the flavor goes beautifully with the almonds and cinnamon :)

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Way more fun to eat than plain old almonds and raisins ;)

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I can already tell these are going to become a major staple for me — such a perfect portable on the go snack and SO quick to make! Speaking of… I just threw a couple in a baggie and now I’m off to work!

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Have a great day, friends! :) It’s supposed to be 90 degrees here in D.C. today — wtf?! Apparently we skipped spring and went straight to summer!

Comments

  1. 1

    Wow! When you say easy, you aren’t kidding. This is one recipe I think I can remember

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    Dates DO get sticky and annoying to work with sometimes. I’m loving these homemade quasi-Larabar treats.

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    Those look great. I’ve been thinking of doing something similar with apricots or plums but I bet those will be stickier like you say dates are!

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    All the more reason I need to get a food processor immediately!! Thanks for sharing!

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    Omg, that looks so GOOD. I’ll definitely try these so I can have good snacks when I’m not home! :)

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    Those look awesome! Yum!

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    You are brilliant! I was actually just blogging about how I’m frustrated that homemade snacks are rarely as portable as packaged snacks. I’m totally giving these babies a try!

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    YUM!!! and the great thing is you can make different versions of those with other nuts and fruit :) great idea!

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    Alright. I’ve been wanting a Food Processory ( why do I not own one?! ) and this has just completely convinced me that it MUST BE PURCHASED. Like, yesterday. ;) these look so fun and delicious!! Brilliant.

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    hm, by “processory”, I meant Processor. geeze.

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    Those look delicious!

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    I think you just re-invented the Larabar in a ball!

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    Ooh! Good idea! Will try.

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    What a good idea to use raisins. I will have to give it a try.

    Oh, I wanted to let you know I just got my shirt in the mail. I LOVE IT!!! :) Thanks so much Anne!

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    Now that’s what I’M talking ’bout! These look outstanding! Thanks!

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    OK, Wow seriously so much better looking than just almonds and rasins! Can’t wait to give them a try myself.

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    oh my gosh! those look delish! I must try them out.

    ps. word to the hotness. It’s going to be 85 in NYC. o_O

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    Wow these sound fantastic. Such a yummy little snack!

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    Brilliant… this is brilliant!! :)

    I can’t wait to try it!!

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    yum. Totally making these…using sultanas…my fave raisins!

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    Great idea! Reminds me of a Larabar!

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    Loooooove this! Perfect travel snack.

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    What a great idea! Love it –

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    Wow… those sound absolutely delicious and I think that is pretty much the easist recipe that I hever ever heard of!

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    They look GREAT!!!! What a great healthy snack for on the go! Love it – thanks for sharing :)

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    Those sounds kind of like Larabars! Yum :)

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    What a great recipe! I love homemade, easy, and economical snacks to take to work. I can’t wait to make these.

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    You’re so creative! What a great snack!

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    Great idea. Your brain was workin’ this a.m. ; ) Why the rinse?

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      I was using almonds and raisins from a bulk type thing, so they were a little dusty! I wasn’t sure if the water had helped them stick perfectly or not, so I figured I’d better include it in the recipe just in case! :)

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    These look amazing! Will be making!

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    First of all, congrats on signing up for the half marathon! I know you’re a super awesome runner, and I marvel at that. Way to go!

    Second, I love this raw dessert! And third, I love your dinner post with Heather — I want to come down to DC and have that quinoa salad!

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    I made these yesterday and they are fANNEtastic! Super easy and delish. I forgot to rinse with water first so they were a little harder to form into balls but I stuck them in the fridge for a few minutes and they still held together pretty well. Thanks for the awesome receipe!

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    Hi Anne…I was just wondering how you generate nutrition statistics/labels?

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    These are awesome!! So flipping easy! Such a great snack for me and the kiddos! We all loved them. Thanks for sharing!

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  1. [...] So, did I create anything exciting while making my food this morning?  I like to think so.  I took a page from Anne over at fANNEtastic Food, and made some Cinnamon Raisin Almond Balls.  For her original recipe click here. [...]

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