Almond, date and seed balls

Almond, date and seed balls

Dates and nuts provide such a great base for simple whole food sweet treats. You can see a selections of my previous recipes here – Larabar inspired raw bars and balls.

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This version has a great little crunch to it with the addition of chia and sesame seeds.

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These balls freeze well and the recipe is an easy one to double up to make a larger batch.

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Almond, date and seed balls
 
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Recipe type: Sweet treats
Serves: 12-14
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup dates
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
Method:
  1. Add dates and almonds to the food processor and blend. Blend for a few minutes, scrape down the sides and blend again.
  2. Do this a couple of times until the mixture is soft and sticks together.
  3. Do not over process though, as you will end up mixture that is too runny and will not shape into balls.
  4. Add the chia and sesame seeds and pulse for around 30 seconds.
  5. Using a tablespoon of mixture, roll into a firm ball. If you love sesame seeds, roll them in some extra sesame seeds, or just leave them as is.
  6. Best stored in the fridge and they also store well in the freezer.

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