Cherry-Walnut Bites

Cherry-walnut Bites

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Via Delicious Living with minor readjustments of ingredients. Read special *note below in directions before proceeding with the recipe.

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Serves:
24 balls
Prep:
15 Min
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

  • 2 c
    dried sour cherries
  • 8
    medjool dates, pitted (i subbed a few barhi dates in w/the medjools)
  • 2/3 c
    walnut pieces
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh orange juice (*or* 1 tablespoob fresh orange juice + 1 teaspoon orange blossom water)
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cardamom
  • 6 Tbsp
    dark chocolate chips (*not* milk chocolate!)
  • 1/4 c
    unsweetened shredded coconut, plus more for rolling

How to Make Cherry-Walnut Bites

Step-by-Step

  1. *Note: Be sure to use sour cherries and *not* sweet cherries to maintain the balance of flavors: sweet/tart. Also, I replaced one tablespoon of fresh orange juice with one teaspoon of orange blossom water. If you don't have the latter, go ahead and add two tablespoons of orange juice as indicated in the original recipe.
  2. Finely chop dried cherries, dates, and walnuts and combine in a large mixing bowl. Add orange juice, cinnamon, cardamom, chocolate chips, and coconut. Mix together with hands, working into a sticky mass. Mixture should hold together; if necessary, add another chopped date or a little more juice.
  3. With clean, slightly wet hands, roll mixture into walnut-shell-size balls. Roll in excess shredded coconut, if desired. Gently place into an airtight container and refrigerate. They will become firmer as they cool.
  4. Serve with tea or coffee. Best flavor at room temperature.

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About Cherry-Walnut Bites

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Middle Eastern
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian Vegan
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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