Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Nutty Dates


Makes 40 to 50 nutty dates



Ingredients:

(use organic)
1 cup nuts (walnuts, pecans, and/or almonds)
1 cup shredded coconut
2 Tablespoons creamy raw honey
1½ teaspoons Celtic sea salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
1 cup macadamia nuts
1 cup pitted dates, soaked
1 cup raisins
1 Tablespoon orange zest (optional)
¼ cup Garden of Life Super Seed® (optional)

Coating:

1 cup sesame seeds
1 cup finely ground coconut
Equipment:

food processor and zester

Directions:

Process walnuts, pecans, and/or almonds in a food processor until crumbly. Remove to a large mixing bowl. Process macadamia nuts and coconut until crumbly. Add to the nut mixture. Process dates and honey until creamy. Add to the nut mixture. Add remaining ingredients and mix well with hands until thoroughly blended. Shape into small balls and roll in sesame seeds and/or finely ground coconut. These are wonderful to freeze and make for a quick, easy, satisfying snack.

Recipe courtesy of Mandilyn Canistelle O’Neal (Chef Mandy)