Red, White, and Blue Bites

Looking for a festive dish to bring to a Fourth of July Party?  Try these super simple red, white, and blue bites!  


  • 12 pitted dates
  • 1 cup cashews
  • Pinch of Cinnamon
  • Coconut shreds
  • Freeze dried blueberries + cherries (find these on Amazon or in stores at Trader Joe's or health food stores)


Step 1:  Make the Bites

Soak 12 pitted dates for 4+ hours, then chop in a food processor (if you have a high-powered blender like a Vitamix or Blendtech, no need to soak).   

Chop 1 cup cashews in food processor.  

Combine dates + cashews + cinnamon in a blender in blender and pulse until doughy consistency.  Add water if needed to help dates / cashews bind together. 

Roll into desired size. 

Step 2:  Make them Festive!

Smash the freeze dried fruit into a powder.  To do this, release the air from the bag and smash with your hand, or chop in food processor (if you use a food processor, make sure it is completely dry or powder will clump together).  

Place coconut shreds, freeze dried blueberries, and freeze dried cherries in three separate bowls and roll bites in each of the three topings

Step 3:  ENJOY! 

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