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    Honey Almond Date Balls

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    Sharon123's Note:

    A yummy Middle Eastern recipe from Good Deal with Dave Lieberman! A great healthy snack.

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    • 1/2 lb raw almonds
    • 2 pints pitted dates (Medjool is really good)
    • 1/4 cup honey
    • vegetable oil, for forming balls


    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
    2. 2
      Grind the almonds in a food processor until finely chopped. Move chopped almonds to a baking sheet and toast in the oven for 5 to 7 minutes, until fragrant and just a shade darker.
    3. 3
      Coarsely chop dates and add to food processor. Pulse until finely chopped and dates form a ball. Remove from processor to a bowl.
    4. 4
      Add half of the ground almonds to the dates, leaving the reserved almonds on the baking pan to roll the balls in once formed.
    5. 5
      Add the honey to the date and almond mixture. Mix together until evenly mixed and smooth.
    6. 6
      Coat your hands with some vegetable oil so mixture does not stick too much.
    7. 7
      Form mixture into 1-1/2" balls. Roll each ball in ground almonds to coat well. Place in a sealed container until ready to eat.
    8. 8
      Any leftover chopped nuts for coating can be sprinkled over the balls to keep them from sticking together when moving.
    9. 9
      Will keep for up to 5 days at room temperature or up to a week in refrigerator.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 16, 2010

      Very fun! I used dried apricots instead of dates since that's what I had on hand... it hurt my wrist to mix but they are tasty.

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    • on April 02, 2010


      Sharon, these date balls are soooooooo yummy!!!! Wow, I was a little sceptical, cause I dont like dried dates that much, but these little gems are just so moreish! They have a very sweet taste with the roasted almonds adding a nice toasty flavour and lots of crunch. I made half the recipe, but still ended up with 21 nicely sized balls. I used only 1 1/2 tbs of honey and found that to be the maximum sweetness for myself. Maybe next time Ill use even less. I cant wait to present these to my cousin, who likes healthy sweets, I think she will be thrilled! THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing this wonderful recipe with us! Ill certainly make it again! Made and reviewed for Veggie Swap #21 April 2010.

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    • on September 07, 2009


      Delicious! I didn't have enough dates so made up the difference with golden raisins. Also toasted some unsweetened coconut along with the almonds and made them quite small so they'd be bite-sized for a party. Thanks!

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    Nutritional Facts for Honey Almond Date Balls

    Serving Size: 1 (901 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 130.8
    Calories from Fat 43
    Total Fat 4.8 g
    Saturated Fat 0.3 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 31.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 22.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.8 g
    Sugars 18.1 g
    Protein 2.5 g

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