aka Date Nut Balls.
When Josh and I were Leaving on the AIDS LifeCycle Ride this year, I really wanted to make a healthy good tasting snack that was also compact enough for a bike and won't spoil easily. And Then BAM! one day at the farmers market I got the most delicious honey dates, and these babies were born.
what you need:
Makes about 15 1" balls
1/2 C. Dried Dates
1/4 C. Currants
1/4 C. Dried Figs (optional)
Dried unsweetened coconut flakes
2 T. sesame seeds
1/2 C toasted walnuts
1 T. Lemon juice and 1 tsp zest
Step 1: de-seed Dates and toast all walnuts.
Step 2: Put figs, dates and currants in food processor and pulse till combined. Add the lemon (zest and juice) and half of the nuts and coconut, pulse till it is all one dark shiny lump of stuff.
Step 3: Toast remaining sesame, and coconut. Combined toasted ingredients with walnuts and chop to fine bits or use a processor.
Step 4: Wet one hand, pinch off some of the date mixture and form into a ball, then roll ball into the toasted nut mixture.
Step 5: Enjoy! These guys taste great chilled and keep for sometime. You can use a ton of different stuff in here so have fun with them.