These are a delicious snack to help chase away the winter sniffles. They are high in zinc (from the walnuts and almonds)- which is one of the most important nutrients to boost the immune system. With the addition of Manuka honey (or local Jellybush honey) which has a strong antibacterial action and our Fortify tea latte powder, these are sure to give you that added protection.
1/2 cup cashews
1/2 cup walnuts
1/4 cup almonds
1/4 cup raisins soaked in hot water for 5 minutes
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, plus another 1/4 cup for rolling (optional)
Combine all three nuts in a food processor and pulse a few times until they are finely chopped.
Add remaining ingredients (except additional 1/4 cup coconut flakes for rolling) to the food processor and process until the mixture comes together and starts to stick. This will only take about 1 minute.
Transfer mixture to a small bowl.
Pour remaining coconut flakes into a dish.
Roll nut mixture into balls using your hands then place in the dish and roll in coconut flakes.
You can eat them as is or transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet and refrigerate to firm them up a bit.
Once refrigerated for about an hour, they can be wrapped up individually for easy snacking.
***If you don’t have coconut butter, use additional coconut flakes and a bit more honey. It just acts as another binding and sweetening agent.