Nuts once were a delicacy reserved for squirrels or for people with teeth, but no longer. Thanks to the futuristic chewing machine that is the food processor, the world of nuts is now accessible to all, especially for those who have trouble chewing. Nuts are some of the best snack foods in the world, with a little extra work from a food processor, they can be easy to chew! Chewy cashew bites are a sweet, high energy food boost for any occasion. Whether you are needing a quick snack before getting in the car, or if you’re in need of a blood sugar boost in the middle of a strenuous day, chewy cashew bites are what you’ve been looking for.
Place cashews, pineapple chunks, and dates in a food processor. (If you do not want to coat the cashew bites with coconut at the end, you could add the coconut and blend it in at this step).
Pulse until smooth.
Use a small cookie scoop to get uniform balls. Wet your hands to help keep the dough in the bowl instead of on your hands.
Coat the balls in the shredded coconut. If you find coconut annoying to chew, don't worry, just blend the coconut in with all the ingredients in the first step. Place on a pan and refrigerate for 20 minutes or freeze for 10 minutes
Cashew nuts are actually seeds of cashew fruits, also known as cashew apples. These fruits grow on cashew trees, each cashew apple contains a single cashew nut.
Cashews are high in magnesium. One major benefit of dietary magnesium is improved bone formation and increased bone density. With a little practice, you can learn which easy-to-chew foods are best so that you can maximize your vitamin and mineral intake.
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