Chai-Spiced Donut Holes

Did you love donut holes as a kid? Here’s a snack that will remind you of this tasty treat without the guilt. This fun party snack (or anytime snack) is made with dried fruit and nuts and flavored with chai spices. These balls are high in fiber, iron, magnesium, vitamin B6, B1, monounsaturated fats, vitamin A and potassium. They will certainly stop any afternoon sweet cravings for something that comes out of a vending machine.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of cashews
  • 1 cup of dried apricots (sulfite-free)
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup nut butter
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground cardamom
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp round cloves
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • ¼ tsp fine sea salt

Coconut Glaze            

  • ¼ cup of melted coconut oil
  • 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut milk
  • Pinch of ground clove powder

Directions

  1. Pulse cashews, apricot and coconut oil in a food processor until completely ground.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until well combined.
  3. Take a rounded tablespoon size and roll into balls and place onto a plate.
  4. Mix melted coconut oil, maple syrup, coconut milk and ground clove powder together in a bowl.
  5. Spoon glaze onto the balls and coat well and place into the freezer.
  6. Keep rolling them into the glaze to coat well, taking them out of the freezer to re-coat a few times and place them back in.
  7. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 12 balls

Substitutions

Cashews – almonds, macadamias

Apricots – medjool dates

Maple syrup – honey, monk fruit powder, stevia