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.