September 14, 2010

Power Balls

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.

1 comment:

  1. Great to sit next to you at dinner last week at the Gala! Your blog is beautiful, like you, and very thought-provoking (also like you!) BRAVA! hope to keep in touch, and I became a follower for your posts! Grazie!