But that doesn´t change the fact that I don´t really like dates, but I still liked these little thingy´s.
They are made from Dates, Nuts and rolled in Coconut.
They are fairly easy to make and all you basically need is a food pro - or if you don´t have one use the blender like I did.
Here is the recipe
Coco Date Treat
1 cup almonds
1/2 cup walnuts (this 1 1/2 cup of almonds and walnuts, can be basically any nut combo you like)
20 Dates (chopped up)
1 tbsp honey
1/3 cup pure coco
1/2 tsp vanilla
a pinch of salt
1 tbsp coconut oil ( I actually skipped this but you might need it depending on the mixture of nuts you use)
Place the nuts in the food processor(blender) blend until smooth, add the rest of the ingredients and allow to blend until smooth (if it´s very greasy just add more coco). Remove from food processor and form the little balls, keep a dish with the shredded coconut besides you and roll them in the coconut as you get along. You can store them in an airtight box in the freezer or cooler for a few weeks.
|All the ingredients ready|
|mmm.... coco walnut :)|
|Ready to enjoy|
I wasn´t able to photograph the process of rolling them since it´s a bit messy .. and I didn´t want that all over the camera. But it´s a very quick process and the reward is very nice.. you get to eat them as soon as they are ready. I brought a few for my sister to try and my nephew got to try them and even he loved them, so you momas and papas can make these as a healthy treat for your kids as well :D
And talking about Dates - have you tried bacon wrapped, grilled Dates? their sorta yummie :)
Just wrap the bacon around the Date and stick a toothpick through, to keep it in place.
Hope you all will try this,
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