Thursday, 5 May 2016

Cherry Bakewell Energy Bites

dried cherries, almonds and porridge oats in these healthy energy boosting treats

I haven’t made a health(ier) treat in my Optimum 9400 blender from Froothie for ages now.
When I got my blender a couple of years ago, I experimented quite a bit. Not just smoothies, but energy bars, that type of thing.

One of the most popular was raw coconut ‘fudge’ which was coconut, dates, some vanilla and a bit of salt – that was it. There were also the very bright apricot and goji berry balls, plus some raw chocolate and peanut butter pinwheels.

The Optimum 9400 is a blender like no other and can blitz almost anything – even concrete. They made a video of the blender crushing through the stuff, so you know it can handle just about anything.

I recently picked up a large bag of dried cherries from a corner shop (seems they are selling Costco cast offs?!) and I knew what I would turn them into!

dried cherries, almonds and porridge oats in these healthy energy boosting treats

I also picked up some blanched almonds and had some almond extract in the cupboard. Perfect for making these cherry Bakewell energy bites.

dried cherries, almonds and porridge oats in these healthy energy boosting treats

They taste just like cherry Bakewell (and sadly do look a bit like corned beef!), but only contain the dried cherries, blanched almonds, some oats, almond extract and I coated them in ground almonds to finish as they are a bit sticky.

The resulting healthier treat, has that familiar flavour and can give you an instant hit of energy if you are going for a long walk say!

Optimum 9400 from Froothie

The cherries are very sticky when blended and another blender would not cope with the super sticky mass which the recipe creates.

To clean the Optimum 9400, I just poured in some water from a recently boiled kettle, a squirt of washing up liquid and whizzed it up. Easy as that.


Here’s the recipe for the Cherry Bakewell Energy Bites…



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Cherry Bakewell Energy Bites
Dried cherries, almonds and oats - that's it!
Ingredients
  • 260 grams dried cherries
  • 150 grams blanched almonds
  • 50 grams porridge oats
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 25 grams ground almonds
Instructions
Place the cherries, blanched almonds, oats and extract in the blender.Blitz until they form a sticky ‘dough’Transfer to a small plastic container (approx. 4”x6”) and press down firmly.Place in the fridge to chill for a few hours.Unmould from the container and cut into bars with a sharp knife.Roll each ‘bite’ into the ground almonds.Keep chilled until ready to enjoy.
Details
Prep time: Chill time: Total time: Yield: 24 bites


dried cherries, almonds and porridge oats in these healthy energy boosting treats

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18 comments:

  1. I'd maybe add a splash of JD from your cupboard (I'm a snooper!) - I do love Cherries so much. My blender wouldn't cope though...

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    1. You missed the bombay sapphire tho :D - you must get a Froothie blender!

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  2. LOL at the corned beef. You know, once someone says something like that it becomes ear candy!

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  3. These sound fab! I love the idea of something healthy tasting like cherry bakewells. GG

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  4. These look easy enough to make and look really tasty and super delicious.

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    1. That blender is such a boon in the kitchen Nayna

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  5. I love cherries! I made something similar a while ago but haven't tried making them in my Optimum G2.1 yet. These look gorgeous!

    Sus // roughmeasures.com

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  6. Super impressed with these Stuart. They sound lush and don't look like corned beef at all!

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  7. I absolutely love this healthy Cherry Bakewell idea! They sound absolutely gorgeous. Agreed - totally don't look like corned beef ha!

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  8. I keep meaning to have a go at making my own energy bites. Love bakewell tarts so love this idea. :)

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    1. Cheers Sarah - I hope you enjoy if you make

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  9. I made these yesterday using my food processor. They weren't quite as smooth as yours but they came out well. Very tasty! Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. You really need the Froothie Optimum 9400 to get it as smooth as the ones I made Jennifer, but I'm glad you enjoyed.

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