Honey Almond Date Balls

Recipe by Sharon123
READY IN: 25mins
YIELD: 25 balls
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 12
    lb raw almonds
  • 2
    pints pitted dates (Medjool is really good)
  • 14
    cup honey
  • vegetable oil, for forming balls
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • 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.
  • Coarsely chop dates and add to food processor. Pulse until finely chopped and dates form a ball. Remove from processor to a bowl.
  • Add half of the ground almonds to the dates, leaving the reserved almonds on the baking pan to roll the balls in once formed.
  • Add the honey to the date and almond mixture. Mix together until evenly mixed and smooth.
  • Coat your hands with some vegetable oil so mixture does not stick too much.
  • 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.
  • Any leftover chopped nuts for coating can be sprinkled over the balls to keep them from sticking together when moving.
  • Will keep for up to 5 days at room temperature or up to a week in refrigerator.
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