Try these sweet, healthy Date Pecan All-Bran Truffles that come together in 10 minutes! Made with bran cereal, dates, honey and cream cheese, these fill you up and satisfy your sweet tooth!
You know what’s hard? Eating healthy while traveling. You know what else is hard? Having uber talented and creative friends. Let me explain in one second… Bear with me because there is a giveaway at the end of this! I’m still trying to find the balance of eating healthy, working out, and ridding myself of the whalesque bloated feeling from oodles of decadent food that I simply can’t turn down. I need a new plan of action for travel eating and snacking. And not just travel snacking but everyday snacking, too.
Jessica of The Novice Chef blog – you know who she is – the one who makes things like these and of course these . Well she came out with her newest cookbook baby the Cereal Sweets and Treats cookbook which really captures her passion for everything cereal. A self proclaimed cereal freak, this girl has come up with a whole book full of things to do with cereal, besides eat it with spoon! And I mean, she got creative. I’ve already made her Lucky Charms macarons, that were to die for and filled with marshmallow creme, and then these Date Bran Energy Bites. The first batch I made came together in ten minutes and satisfied my sweet and emerging health tooth in one little bite. I felt satisfied and guilt-free – a miracle.
Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of traveling, which doesn’t always lend itself to healthy options – read: I just had a Sonic Chicago Dog and Cherry Limeade… I wish I had a little package of these energy bites to get me through my cases of the munchies and didn’t leave me feeling whalesque. They travel in my lunches so well, I think I’ll be making a batch of them for my trip next week too!
Jess is a magician in the kitchen, and this whole book is filled with colorful, fun and festive treats for cereal lovers! Her photography makes every treat look like something sitting in a shop window that you stand outside with your hands and nose prints planted firmly on the glass. I all but licked the paper of the book hoping that it was like the schnoz berries wall paper from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory… #noshame (Darn it, I said I’d stop hashtagging…I’m such a liar.)
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Date Pecan All-Bran Truffles
Yield: 12 Truffles
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Total Time: 20 Minutes
1 cup All-Bran Flakes
10 Pitted Dates
⅔ cup Chopped Pecans, divided
2 Tbsp Honey
2 Tbsp Cream Cheese
Place All-Bran Flakes, dates, ⅓ cup Pecans, honey and cream cheese in bowl of a food processor and mix until a ball forms.
Form 1 Tablespoon of mixture into balls and roll into remaining chopped pecans. Store in refrigerator in an airtight container until ready to serve.
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*Fine Print * I received a copy of Jessica’s book to review. I was not compensated. All opinions are my own. I just heart this girl. The giveaway will end Friday, October 11th. A winner will be randomly selected and e-mailed. They will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.