Energy-boosting, cardamom-spiced date bites made with almonds, walnuts and pistachios. Eat two of these as a snack or with some juice for breakfast, and you're satisfied, says Elizabeth Falkner, who contributed this recipe to Food & Wine magazine.
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- 70.87 g sliced almonds (1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons)
- 118.29 ml shelled pistachios (2 ounces)
- 177.44 ml chopped walnuts (3 ounces)
- 453.59 g moist pitted dates, chopped
- 4 pitted kalamata olives, chopped (or dry-cured Moroccan)
- 7.39 ml finely grated fresh ginger
- 7.39 ml honey
- 2.46 ml finely grated orange zest
- 1.23 ml cinnamon
- 0.59 ml ground cardamom
- 0.59 ml orange flower water
- 0.59 ml salt
- 1Preheat the oven to 350*F.
- 2Spread the sliced almonds on a baking sheet and toast for about 4 minutes, until golden. Let the almonds cool completely.
- 3In a food processor, grind the pistachios to a coarse powder. Transfer the pistachio powder to a plate. Add the toasted almonds to the processor and grind to a coarse powder. Add the walnuts, dates, olives, ginger, honey, orange zest, cinnamon, cardamom, orange flower water and salt and process to a paste.
- 4Scoop up scant tablespoons of the date mixture and roll into balls. Roll the balls in the pistachio powder to coat them completely and serve.
- 5Make Ahead:
- 6The bonbons can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
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Nutritional Facts for Moroccan-Date Bonbons
Serving Size: 1 (709 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 88.8
- Calories from Fat 37
- Total Fat 4.1 g
- Saturated Fat 0.3 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 23.1 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 13.2 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.9 g
- Sugars 10.1 g
- Protein 1.7 g
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orange flower water