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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 220.3
  • Total Fat: 12.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 3.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 26.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.0 g
  • Protein: 5.9 g

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FANNETASTIC FOOD'S Cinnamon Raisin Almond Balls

Submitted by: FANNETASTICFOOD
FANNETASTIC FOOD'S Cinnamon Raisin Almond Balls

Introduction

These are SUPER easy, quick, and amazing perfect for snacking on the go. These are SUPER easy, quick, and amazing perfect for snacking on the go.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    Ingredients:

    * 1 C almonds
    * 1 C raisins
    * 1 tsp. cinnamon

Directions

Rinse the raisins and almonds with some water. Toss them in a food processor with the cinnamon. Whirl away! When sufficiently mixed, form into ball or bar shapes. Enjoy!

Makes about 12 balls (serving size: two) or 6 bars (serving size: one).

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user FANNETASTICFOOD.






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  • Incredible!
    101 of 102 people found this review helpful
    Love this snack!! After I rolled the balls, I tossed them in a baggie with a couple spoonfuls of dry oats -- they picked up a little oat flavor (bringing them 1 step closer to oatmeal raisin cookies) and the oat "dust" took away the stickiness completely. - 12/1/10

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  • Very Good
    91 of 92 people found this review helpful
    First off, follow the directions! I figured the "rinse w/water" part was to rid almonds of possible salt. Wrong! I added several drops of water and corrected the problem. I made these with orange flavored Craisins and used my small ice cream scoop to portion them out and then rolled them tight. - 6/14/10

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  • Incredible!
    81 of 81 people found this review helpful
    Really awesome recipe, I took tips from a few reviews and added 2 tbsp peanut butter 1/4 cup instant oatmeal and 1 tbsp. dark choc chips. Came out like an awesome granola bar/no bake cookie! :) - 11/15/10

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  • Very Good
    46 of 47 people found this review helpful
    Really very good! Densely packed with nutrients. For increased flavor and texture I added a few tablespoons *organic/natural peanut butter* - my toddlers loved it! I think with the increased stickiness I can add some oats too, next time... - 6/14/10

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  • Very Good
    39 of 40 people found this review helpful
    Awesome! My kids gobbled these right up! Best part is they are raw and sans processed junk and refined sugar. And the raisins make them cheaper than using dates. Yummy! - 6/9/10

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  • Very Good
    34 of 34 people found this review helpful
    these were good but I usually like my snacks to have around 100 calories. added some oatmeal and dark chocolate and cut back some on the raisins and almonds - 9/12/10

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  • Very Good
    32 of 33 people found this review helpful
    So easy to make -- very tasty and very nutritious. There's room for ingredient substitutions (for example, different varieties of dried fruit or nuts) to fit personal flavor preferences. I always have a batch made and waiting in the fridge for when I want a quick snack. - 6/14/10

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  • Very Good
    31 of 31 people found this review helpful
    Mine came out a little too sticky so I rolled them in shredded coconut. Yum. - 12/18/10

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  • Incredible!
    25 of 25 people found this review helpful
    This made about 20 quarter sized balls. My husband has already asked for them again when the first batch ran out. - 6/22/10

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  • Very Good
    22 of 22 people found this review helpful
    This is a great recipe for duplicating a "larabar" type snack. You can mix it up in so many different ways. I made the above recipe with some dark chocolate chips mixed in for my husband. Very satisfying. - 6/14/10

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  • Incredible!
    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
    These are surprisingly delicious and addicting. I was craving chewy, crunchy, sweet and that's what I got. I add dried pomegrantes and a few apricots rather than raisins. Yummy and simple to make! I just used my small chopper instead of dragging out the big blender and it worked fine. - 6/29/10

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  • Incredible!
    17 of 18 people found this review helpful
    Excellent. Advise to soak your raisins first. Made a little oops by thinking I could use my hand processor, took on and off all day to make. Did work out in the end. Next time I will lug out my big old fashioned food processor and just double or triple the batch and freeze them. Love them. Thanks - 12/23/10

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  • Very Good
    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
    Quick, easy, and tasty! I used raisins, raw almonds, raw pumpkin seeds, raw sunflower seeds, cinnamon, and carob powder. My whole family loves it! I bet it'd be good in a fruit and yogurt parfait :) - 9/7/10

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  • 17 of 21 people found this review helpful
    Interesting! Who would've thought! When I first saw this recipe I was thinking, ok maybe some Smart Balance butter, baking etc...I was pleasantly surprised to see 3 ingredients and 1 appliance! Awesome! - 6/10/10

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  • Incredible!
    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
    These are really good. I couldn't believe I could make this in my blender, but it worked great. Highly recommend! - 8/21/10

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  • Incredible!
    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
    I made a batch with dried apricots,, major iron intake too!! I was so surprised there was NO baking involved!! A great project with little ones to keep hands busy!! - 12/23/10

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  • Very Good
    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
    This is a fantastic recipe. I used goji berries & mulberries instead of raisins and took a few with me while I ran my Half Marathon. MUCH better than gels!!! - 9/13/10

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  • Incredible!
    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    These are great to take with you when cycling or backpacking for a quick energy boost. Thanks for sharing! - 7/14/10

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  • 13 of 23 people found this review helpful
    this looks super and I am gonna make it; I can IMAGINE what it tastes like; wondering about mixing in some almond flavoring, and to counter additional stickiness, some ground up shredded wheat cereal, or grapenuts....even oats; I would toast em first. - 6/2/10

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  • Very Good
    12 of 15 people found this review helpful
    Nice treat, easy to make.. indeed, too easy.. lol
    Try it with cashews! Mmmmm! - 6/26/10

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Great, healthy snack. I made them tonight and they are excellent. - 6/26/10

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 16 people found this review helpful
    I LOVE THIS IDEA....I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO THINK OF A WAY TO MAKE MY OWN HEALTHY SNACKS LIKE THIS...ESPECIALLY FOR MY SON! THANK YOU...MORE PLEASE! - 6/26/10

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    this is a great basic recipe for quick and nutritious snacks. Very easy to improvise, depending on what you have on hand. YUM! - 6/26/10

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  • Very Good
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    These are really good. Thanks for the recipe. I had to add some water, but my raisins were a bit dried out. My kids like them too. - 6/25/10

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Easy and very good. - 6/26/10

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    My wife doesn't like raisins so I substituted raisin textured like cherries, very yummy - 9/17/10

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Ooh! I can think of so many variations using different fruits and/or nuts and/or spices. Adding peanut butter or oats sounds good, too, since my whole family loves both. - 6/26/10

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I've made variations of this and love it! Great snack! I love the simplicity of this recipe. - 6/26/10

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  • 5 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Great idea! I'm going to try it with Craisins too - 6/12/10

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Healthy, delicious, & easy! I used cashews & raisins. I rinsed the nuts and raisins and threw them in the food processor (wet) with some cinnamon. Worked great! I divided mix into 15 TBSP sized balls, which totaled 75 calories each. Eat one or two. Keep in fridge to cut down stickiness. Yum! - 1/31/11

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  • Bad
    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Too sweet! - 1/18/11

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  • 4 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I wonder how is this a healthy snack? Has 220 cal and 26 gr. of carbs. It tastes absolutely greay! - 12/23/10

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Used a minicupcake pan to easily pack & divide into 12 portions. I too forgot to rinse before chopping. I tried my best to rinse it afterwards. Unfortunately it didn't stick together for me. - 12/18/10

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    First time I made using walnuts(husband ate all the almonds : D) instead of almonds. Second time I used walnuts, cinnamon, part craisins/part raisins, a drop or two of orange flavoring and a drop of butter flavoring. Those were really good too! Can't wait to experiment more! - 12/17/10

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I made this recipe with dark chocolate almond by Blue Diamond and Craisins. I loved it and so did the swim team! I had to add in about 1 tbs of water because rinsing the almonds wasn't practical. That seemed to work. - 11/19/10

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  • Very Good
    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I'd rather have raisins and almonds in a snack size serving. - 11/4/10

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    These are fantastic!!! - 9/14/10

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Easy - full of nutrients, no artificial mumbo jumbo and healthy. What more can you ask from a snack? I used craisins and had to add a little more water.. I definately want to try this with other nuts and peanut butter.. Absolutely yummy. - 7/6/10

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    These are SO good. Nothing could be easier. Just a wonderful snack. These are filling enough that just one can calm a craving. I will make these again and again! DH loves them, too! - 6/30/10

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Add to Tea Party category - 6/26/10

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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    What a simple and delicous recipe. Great! - 6/26/10

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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    what a great snack for kids....healthy and sweet! - 6/26/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Yummy! i add 4tbsp. organic peanut butter. I love to eat as my afternoon snack. It made 20 balls. - 2/1/11

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  • O.K.
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    You really have to soak the almonds, my hand held chopper died on me !!! Those almonds are hard. I added some flax seeds to mine and much more cinnamon. I made 17 balls. Don't think i'll make them again, not my favorite recipe.
    - 12/19/10

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    when I had young children I had the LaLeche league cookbook and it had a similar recipe which you rolled in either nuts or even oats to keep from having sticky fingers. they were great. I'm going to try these. thanks - 11/30/10

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Made these with Craisins and added some dark chocolate chips -- FABULOUS!! Everyone at work LOVED them! I will make again for sure!!! - 11/16/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Wow! So simple, but so GOOD! - 9/12/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    OOPS -- forgot my "rating". And never actually said I DID make these -- not sure I've made ANYTHING that quickly before!! My nutritional info was a little different -- but I calculated it for my specific brand raisins and almonds etc... - 7/9/10

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Just made a batch, I added pecans as well as almonds. Yummy - 6/28/10

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  • O.K.
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I could not get these to stick together for the life of me. I
    ended up refrigerating the mix and dropping it in my morning oatmeal. very disappointing. - 2/3/11

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Yummy! Added a couple teaspoons of crunchy honey roasted peanut butter. Will try adding oats next time too. - 2/3/11

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    These are YUM! Thanks! Today I browned the almonds & used 1/2 teaspoon Five Spices Powder instead of cinnamon & 1/2 teaspoon grated raw ginger...very good! Thanks again! - 2/2/11

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Really, really good! Even if you forget the cinnamon like I did. I ground a little bit of oatmeal to a powder with a pinch of sugar, made teaspoon size balls, and rolled them in the oatmeal. The smaller balls gave me 5 balls per serving. I look forward to playing with this recipe. - 2/2/11

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was a disaster in my blender. (I also tried to make less). A food processor is one of the things I plan to get after I get my tax refund. I'll try it again later. - 1/27/11

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Fantastic... so satisfying as a snack! Thanks for posting - 1/18/11

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  • Good
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Raisins are too sweet- so to cut the sugar content, I added craisins! YUM! - 1/18/11

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    SO OMG GOOD! Granola bar replacement in my house. Hubby loves em! Thanks for the recipe and savings to my pocket. - 12/21/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Very easy, very good, and VERY filling. I made the balls a little smaller (got 16 instead of 12) and one of them is plenty. My office really likes them! - 12/20/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    What if we dipped them in dark chocolate? I tried them without the chocolate and they are a favorite! - 11/15/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Yummy snack and so easy to make. Love the variations, I made them with raw cashews, and added steel cut oats. My diabetic son loves them. Made a batch put them in a zip lock snack bag and took them to the movies - 9/25/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    These are very yummy - 9/23/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    These are so much better than I expected! They are a great portable snack and they taste like dessert. - 9/19/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    These really are FANTASTIC! Whipped up a batch (SO easy) for a roadtrip, and they traveled well, and everyone loved them! Yum to the N-th degree! Can't wait to try a few variations. - 9/18/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Looks like endless variety, and I made mine according to recipe but without cinnamon as I had none on hand. Wow! Very handy for an afternoon pick-me-up. Hubby requested I make with Craisins next time...his idea, but from other comments I know it will be good. - 9/16/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    These were so easy and very tasty. - 9/14/10

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    YUM! I love almonds! - 9/14/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Easy and good. Can't beat that! - 9/13/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Made these this AM..wondeful, healthy delish snack...a keeper for sure ..thank you, love em!! - 9/13/10

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sometimes I get a sugar low near the end of my 5 mile walks and this works great as a carryalong if I need a sugar boost. - 9/13/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I loved it so did my Mom who is visiting! She'll be taking some home...thanks! - 8/23/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    So good..will make them again and again :) - 7/30/10

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  • Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I didn't really like these, but my daughter loved them - 7/28/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Perfect snack for my night classes. Not too sweet and very healthy! - 7/7/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    always looking for something easy for a snack. working from home leaves the cupboards too close some times - 6/27/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    These we delicous - 6/26/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty and satisfying! - 6/26/10

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  • O.K.
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Too many calories for a snack. Try a sandwich bag filled with fresh grapes - 1/4/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    o.O I have to try these tomorrow. When I read the ingredients, I thought up a bunch of different combos just like the other comments. What a great recipe! This will be perfect for bike rides. Can't wait!! - 2/20/11

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    very interesting simple and healthy recipe - 2/20/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Fantastic. I made my first batch and turned out great. So easy! Thinking about options for my next batch. - 2/9/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My granddaughter enjoys making these with me. Sometimes they get a little too sticky, and when that happens we roll them in almond dust (ground almonds) or cocoa powder. We eat them for breakfast sometimes!!! - 2/7/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Easy to make. Yummy snack!! - 2/6/11

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    looks great, I'm gonna try this really soon - 2/6/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These are really tasty! I didn't have Cinnamon, but I added a tablespoon of crunchy peanutbutter. Also, I added 1/4 cup oats and rolled them on a plate of oats to keep them from sticking on my fingers. Next time, I'll make them with different dried fruits. - 2/4/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent recipe. Thank you for sharing. - 2/3/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Made these today they are yummy.. I also rolled in oats . - 2/3/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My raisins are quite dry, and remembering a favorite Fall recipe that uses fresh prunes and cinnamon, I substituted dried prunes to go with my soaked almonds--made a half-batch. Very good food. I will process the almonds and 1/3 tsp cinnamon, next time, then add the prunes. - 2/3/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These make a great "guiltless pleasure." - 2/2/11

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    WOW- GREAT-Wonderful! - 2/2/11

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    made with pecans as I had already eaten all of my almonds!! They are DELICIOUS!!! a little sticky, but worth it!! pecans are slightly less calories per serving (5 less per 1/4 cup) - 2/2/11

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This will definitely take care of my super sweet sweet tooth! - 2/2/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    delicioius! - 2/2/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love these! I'll definitely be making these again! - 2/2/11

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We both loved them, I had a few seeded raisins left over from Christmas, so added them as well, with a few Pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds, extreeeemly yummy! - 2/2/11

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    not being american I dont know what 1 C of almonds is - what is a 'C'. Let me know and I will try them. - 2/2/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    LOOK LIKE A GGOD SNACK,WILL TRY IT! - 2/2/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    these were a great sweet tooth filler. - 2/1/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Delicious, easy to make and everyone lokves it. Almondas are $3.99 a bag at Kroger & most Super Markets. - 1/30/11

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yummy!!! - 1/30/11

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Made these today, added the oatmeal too, and lowered the raisins and almonds YUMMY! - 1/30/11

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