Tu Bishvat is one of those holidays that just comes and goes. Sometimes I remember to celebrate and sometimes I don’t. This year, I wanted to make sure that I had the chance to tell my 4-year-old all about it. It is a new year celebration for the trees, which makes so much sense to us since we are always talking about the nature around us and the environment. For Tu Bishvat, we like to bake cakes with dried fruit and have lots of dried fruit on the table. Most people have nuts with them but we are a nut-free household.
This year I decided to make the energy bites that we just LOVE in our house. These super-addictive bites take 5 minutes to make and are pretty healthy too. They are perfect when you are craving something sweet. I use this recipe from Gimme Some Oven (love this blog) as a base and I play around with it all the time. This time, instead of chocolate chips, we used dried apricots, figs, dates and dried cranberries.
This is a great afternoon activity with the kids and is not too messy. All the ingredients go into one bowl.