Almond date balls

The flavours of almond and heavenly sweet honey dates marry beautifully, the almond just taking the edge off the dates’ sweetness. These will keep well in the fridge for at least a week, although it’s unlikely they’ll last that long!

And when you stop to consider that these sweet treats are 100% raw, and made of ingredients that are good for you, you can smile to yourself as you indulge in just one more 😉

Flavour: Sweet & nutty

Makes: 24

Ingredients:

  • 30 honey dates, pitted
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • half cup of dessicated coconut

Utentsils:

  • Large, preferably heavy, pestle and mortar (I prefer the wooden ones they use in Thailand & Laos) – if you don’t have one, a salad bowl and heavy wooden spoon will do for mixing, but a pestle and mortar are best for getting the flavours out and well mixed
  • If you prefer to go hi-tech, you can use a food processor

Directions:

  1. Mash the pitted dates with your pestle and mortar (or with a wooden spoon in a mixing bowl) until they are well blended
  2. Add the almond meal to the mashed dates, and combine until you have a stiff, sticky mixture
  3. Sprinkle the dessicated coconut onto a large plate or baking tray
  4. Roll the mixture into a large ball with your hands, and divide into 24 equal-size chunks
  5. Roll each chunk into a dense ball with your hands
  6. Place each ball onto the plate or tray of coconut
  7. Gently roll each ball in the coconut until it is well coated and no longer sticky
  8. Transfer your almond date balls to a serving plate or container, and put in the fridge to chill for at least an hour – the balls will firm up as they chill

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