Date Balls
 
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These bite-size date treats are naturally sweet with a nice, toasted nutty flavor, thanks to the walnuts.
Servings: 16 date balls
Ingredients
  • [3/4] cup walnuts
  • 12 medjool dates, pitted
  • [1/2] cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup pistachios, ground
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 450ºF.
  2. Evenly spread walnuts on a baking sheet, and toast for 5 minutes.
  3. In a food processor fitted with a chopping blade, blend toasted walnuts for 30 seconds or until evenly ground. Transfer walnuts to a medium bowl.
  4. In the food processor, blend medjool dates and butter for 2 minutes until mixture resembles a paste.
  5. Add date paste to ground walnuts, and mix to combine.
  6. Place ground pistachios in a small bowl, and place coconut flakes in a separate small bowl.
  7. Spray a bit of cooking spray on your hands, and spoon about 2 tablespoons date mixture into your hands and roll to form a ball. Immediately roll date ball into either ground pistachios or coconut flakes.
  8. Place each date ball in a mini cupcake liner, and serve.
Notes
Tasty Tip
If you want the date balls to become a bit firmer, refrigerate them for 30 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 date ball Calories: 209 Fat: 15g Saturated fat: 6g Carbohydrates: 19g Sodium: 56mg Fiber: 3g Protein: 4g Cholesterol: 15mg
Recipe by DedeMed.com at https://dedemed.com/mediterranean/medjoul-date-balls-recipe/