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


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

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

  3. 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!

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

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

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


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