Monday, July 16, 2012

Guest Blogger - Jen's Date Balls

Hey everyone, My name is Jen from JenBeansBlog.  This is my very first guest post and I wanted to create something nutritious and simple and doesn't require cooking or baking or actually turning on any large appliances for long periods of time and something sweet to satisfy that sweet tooth for the new moms out there. 


Here's a recipe for something nutritious, and super easy, and super yummy:


Date Balls 
(I'm sorry but that's the best name I can come up with at 11:30 pm!)


Ingredients:

  • About 200g (7oz) Medjool dates, pitted
  • About 1/2 cup Dutch processed cocoa powder
  • About 1/2 cup ground hazelnuts/filberts
  • Other coating options: shredded coconut, ground walnuts, chocolate sprinkles, cookie crumbs

In a food processor, process dates with a teaspoon of cocoa powder and 2 teaspoon of ground hazelnuts until smooth. It should be sticky but not overly sticky. Dust your fingers and palms with cocoa powder and roll into balls. Roll them over more cocoa powder and ground hazelnuts and they are ready to eat! (or refrigerate for later)
If the dates alone are not sweet enough, add a bit of honey or syrup during the processing step. If they are too sweet, add a bit more ground nuts to dilute the sugars in the dates.


Enjoy with a hot cup of herbal tea. Happy eating!



Keep your eyes peeled for another delicious date recipe this upcoming weekend! 

5 comments:

  1. These look great! Fast and easy to make and no need to heat up the kitchen with an oven. YUM!

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  2. I love dates! These sound so good =)

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  3. This is a beautiful guest blog and looks so tasty!
    Love that it is healthy too :)

    Cheers
    CCU

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