This post is part of a series called “35 Days of Favorites”, in honor of my 35th birthday. You can read more about the details here…
I love snacking.
My girls love snacking.
I am always looking for new treats to try, and we came across some awesome snacks this past winter….all in the form of balls:
Raw Coconut Macaroons (which I make into balls)
All of these snacks are gluten-free and sugar-free.
They are super fast and easy to make, and I love it when the girls pull up stools and help me in the kitchen.
These treats are so delicious, you should try them all!
What’s your favorite snack?
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This week I found a new recipe that’s very yummy. It is also gluten and sugar free. It is carrot cake bites from http://www.realsustenance.com So simple, blend together carrots, dates, nuts, and spices. Roll into balls and roll in coconut! I like to eat them frozen, I find them kind of soft if stored in the fridge.
Those sound fantastic! I tried to find the recipe, but am not having much luck. Would you be able to pass on the exact link?
My favorite snack is trailmix and spicy beef jerky
My most favorite snack (other than chocolate) is peanut butter and apples! YUM!
I noticed your coconut macaroons look like they have cocoa in them, but the recipe you linked doesn’t. Do you add cocoa? IF so, how much? They look yummy!
The picture is actually of the chocolate coconut cookies, not the macaroons. That’s why they look chocolate-y!
Thanks Kendra! Looking forward to trying them!
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We have just started to go sugar free – well, at least to severely limit sugar, but it’s really hard!! Not just because sugar is addictive, but also because there is so much hidden sugar in things and I’m finding it difficult to make the paradigm shift and break the habit. I’m a little lost for sugar free ideas for the children, particularly so this post has come at a great time for me, thanks 🙂 I shall try them out. Are they good without coconut as I’m not really a fan of that personally?
Good for you for trying to make such a big switch! I remember feeling a little lost in the beginning, too, but it does get so much easier after awhile! Hmm, if you don’t like coconut, you might want to stay clear of the Chocolate Coconut Cookies, and the Coconut Macaroons. But Laura’s suggestion for Carrot Cake Bites don’t have coconut, and the Cookie Dough Balls don’t either. You’d just have to use Cacoa instead of chocolate chips to make them sugar-free. And they do have some natural sweetener in them. Even though I don’t let the girls have sugar, I do use honey and maple syrup, in small amounts. There’s a bunch of other sugar-free snack ideas in the recipe section of my blog.
I apologise for giving the wrong website in my previous comment. The evening I was making those yummy carrot cake bites, I was also baking other stuff from various sites. Here is the website for these snacks. I also used regular dates, I am not sure what the difference is between regular dates found at the grocery store and medjool dates.
Thanks so much for getting the link! I can’t wait to try them! I also use regular dates – I haven’t researched dates yet to find out why everybody specifies medjool dates in their recipes!