Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Truffle Dates - Instant Energy Booster

Its a nutrient packed mini balls of dates and assorted nuts which you can't get bored eating everyday. I made this truffle dates experimenting with different types of nuts and dried fruits and the good thing is that its 'sugarless', can be prepared in jiffy and this recipe never let me down but always lighten up my day in a sweet way. When I was a kid my mother would force me to have two pieces of dates stuffed with almonds as it is rich in iron and fiber. All those years of eating raw dates had firmly developed an unpleasant memories related to dates. Now, after tasting the new found love 'Truffle Dates', I can eat dates without abhorring them.

Truffle Dates

Ingredients : 

Pitted Medjol dates: 9
Prunes : 6
Good quality unsweetened cocoa powder : 1/4 cup
Vanilla essence : 1/4 tsp 
Salt : a pinch
Roasted peanuts without skin : 1/2 cup
Roasted sunflower seeds : 1/2 cup
Roasted almonds : 1/4 cup (optional)
Dessicated coconut for rolling


Method :

1. First, In food processor, I have added finely chopped dates, prunes, cocoa powder, salt and vanilla essence. All of them were ground smoothly.

2. Next, 1/2 cup of sunflower seeds and 1/4 cup of peanuts were ground along with the previous ingredients with small nibs of nuts here and there.

3. Lastly, grind 1/4 cup of peanuts and 1/4 cup of almonds slightly coarsely with bigger chunks of nuts. You may reduce the quantity of nuts by 1/ 4 cup, if you aren't preferring them.

4. Apply oil to your palm and start rolling  small balls and submerging it in small bowl of dessicated coconut.

5.Serve in a cookie paper cups and store in an airtight jar. Keep it refrigerated. The flavor will fully develop the next day.


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