A Food & Photography Diary By Maria

Date Balls

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Dates are a staple ingredient in my house because we love them. The kids… not so much. To enjoy them differently, I thought to transform them into these little, sweet and sticky energy bites (recipe courtesy of a good friend of mine). Their flavour is enhanced by the addition of butter and cardamom and is guaranteed to please all date lovers.

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Ingredients:

  • 250g soft dates (seeds removed)
  • 50g butter
  • 25g slivered almonds (plus some extra to decorate)
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder (optional)
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut

Directions:

  1. In a medium pan, melt the butter on low heat.
  2. Add in the dates, almonds and cardamom powder and cook until the dates are of a uniform consistency. It may take a few minutes.
  3. Let the mixture cool before making it into balls.
  4. Roll the balls in desiccated coconut and decorate with the remaining almonds.

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