These donut holes are not only good for lunch boxes but my chipmunks enjoy them as an afternoon snack and breakfast treat. This snack is made from fruit and almonds, so it's a great alternative to snack cakes and candy.
1 ¾ cup raw almonds
½ teaspoon sea salt
1 vanilla bean, scraped (I used a tablespoon of vanilla extract instead)
2 cups dried pineapple, chopped
2 cups pitted dates
1/3 cup shredded coconut
In food processor, place almonds, salt, and vanilla. Process into a fine powder first. Slowly add chopped pineapple and dates, mix well.
Place in a large bowl and mix with shredded coconut. The donut holes will last a week in the fridge but never more than a day in my house. :-)
Recipe adapted from