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Friday, April 9, 2010

Snacks for the Road

Date Nut Chew

Here is a dessert that comes together in just minutes and is wholesome, nutritionally balanced, and kid-friendly to boot!

Dates provide natural sweetness along with potassium, iron, magnesium, niacin, Vitamin B6 and dietary fiber. Walnuts contribute protein, omega-3 fatty acids, manganese, and copper.

Make this dessert ahead, as little as 1 hour, or several days in advance. Because our Date Nut Chew contains milk, please be sure to store it in the fridge. It's the perfect reci-pea to send along with your child on his/her next play-date.

  • 6 graham crackers, (whole sheet) crumbled into 1/4 - 1/2 in pieces
  • 12 dates, pitted, chopped (or cut using scissors) into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped finely
  • 3 Tbls milk, more if needed (cow's, soy, almond...)

Combine all ingredients except the milk in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Add milk, one tablespoon at a time, and stir well after each addition. When mixture starts to come together, test it by squeezing a small amount in the palm of your hand. It should barely hold together. If it crumbles, add more milk.

When the mixture holds together, pour it out onto a long piece of plastic wrap and roll it into a tight log about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Wrap the plastic wrap tightly around it and let it rest in the fridge for at least an hour. Slice into 1/2 inch rounds and enjoy!

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