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.
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.
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!
I cheated and used toasted unsalted peanuts in place of the almonds. These were super easy and turned out great!
I cheated a bit and just toasted some almond meal to make these. I did have a lot of trouble getting the dates to break down as they kept sticking to the blades of my food processor but when I finally did get these done they were quite nice, very sweet though, you couldn't eat too many at once. I think these would be a nice after dinner treat with coffee. Made for ZWT III.
So sticky sweet watch out teeth! These are very easy and fiber healthy. Thanks!
Loved this, Sharon! Here's what I did to make preparing easier. First, wet the knife to make chopping easier. Grease the food processor bowl and blade with oil. Add the dates and process. It took a solid five minutes for the dates to form a pasty ball. Transfer the date paste
to a greased bowl using a greased spatula. Add the other ingredients (I also added 1 teaspoon of rosewater and 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom) and stir with a greased spoon. Next, grease a cookie scoop on both sides and form into balls. With greased hands roll the balls in the ground almonds. Easier this way, trust me! Will make again soon trying diffferent dried fruits, orange blossom water, cocoa powder, etc...?? Reviewed for Veg Tag/February and Spanish/Portuguese Tag/Miel/February. Come play with us!