Looking into the pantry and finding a great selection of nuts, seeds and dried fruit inspired the making of a quick little snack. I ground some almonds, chia, sunflower seeds, oatbran, cocao powder and sesame seeds into a powder and then added some dates, that I have soaked in hot water, and a handful of raisin. In the food processor these all came together really well. Normally I would roll small spoonfuls into balls and coat with coconut but I wasn't feeling that inspired. A quick sprinkle of coconut over the base of a tray, before pressing the mixture out and sprinkling some more coconut, turned the fruit balls into a fruit slice. A perfect accompaniment for re-watching Gavin and Stacey.
One of favourite ingredients is usually sulphite free apricots but these are so good that all I found in the pantry was an empty packet. I think this would even work well with the grittiness of dried figs.
What do you have as a late night snack?