Wednesday, 29 October 2014

A yummy treat

Sometimes I want a sweet treat to have with my cuppa, just a little morsel that isn't necessarily chocolate.  When I came across the following recipe on a 600g packet of Trident dates, I thought I'd give them a go and they taste delicious.

Date and Almond Balls

3 cups coarsely chopped dates
3 teaspoons finely grated orange rind
2/3 cup blanched almonds, toatsted (about 120g)
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 cup desiccated coconut

1.  Place all ingredients, except coconut, in large bowl, mix to combine.  Using a food processor, process mixture in batches until a paste forms (small almond pieces will still be visible).  Lightly wet hands, roll mixture into balls about 1 tablespoon in size.
2.  Roll balls in coconut.  Store in an airtight container.
Makes about 30 balls.

I put the recipe into a recipe calculator and each ball has about 52 calories.

Anne  xx


Jacquie said...

These look yummy Anne , and full of good things....perfect.
Thank you for sharing.
Jacquie x

Helsie said...

Sounds great and the calorie count is very good to know too. They might be a great addition to Christmas!

gilly said...

Yummy! :-) xx

Joolz said...

Thanks, Anne. We are having a 'tastings' night at our Weight Watchers group in a couple of weeks. I need something to finish off the meal and these will fit right in!

duchess_declutter said...

Looks totally yummo Anne. I've found some great recipes on the back of packets!

Sharon said...

Oh yummy I will give these a go for sure, thanks for posting x

Nanna Chel said...

Thanks Anne. I have made something similar but will definitely give this a try. I like quick and easy recipes.