Sunday, May 15, 2011

A healthy but delicious Date (as in the dried fruit) treat

I love making healthy food, but it has to taste good. Ofcourse if I get a slice of cake and it´s OK and I know that it´s really healthy - it for some reason gets a little better though, it´s like you forgive things a little bit,  for being not as good as the same cake with kilo of butter in it.
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,
Thank you for stopping by



Kt said...

Totally with you on on the 'they taste a bit better knowing they are good/ arnt bad for you' thing. Am looking forward to trying those this weekend.

Ruth said...

Oooh! These look lovely!

Lindsay said...

These DO sound yummmy!! I love dates wrapped in bacon..I love them sch I had them at my wedding :-)

Delighted Momma

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Hi Inga, The dates look fantastic dressed up! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase Party - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this today. Enjoy the rest of your week ~ Stephanie Lynn

Anonymous said...

wow these look fantastic! found you at Petite Hermine.

Christina {The Tattered Tag} said...

Hello Inga~

Your recipes look delicious!! Thank you for sharing your ideas at my K.I.S.S. blog bash last Sunday. Looking forward to seeing what you share tomorrow. Also, happy to be a new follower of your charming blog. :)


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{nifty thrifty things} said...

Hmm.. This looks and sounds so delicious!!
Thank you so much for sharing this @ {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!
Hope to see you again tomorrow! :)
xoxo from Germany,
Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

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Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

YUM YUM!!!!!!!!

Cathy said...

Looks so yummy. And the recipe is quite easy. Thanks for sharing, eh.

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