Date rolls are a must! When I want something sweet and am trying to curb chocolate cravings or am looking for a satisfying snack, I go for a date roll. Simple, sweet, delicious, and satisfying. These can be bought in the bulk section of Whole Foods, but they are too easy to make and store..why pay them? But, I am letting you know in case you are jonesing for one and are on-the-go! You can be creative with the combinations but be sure to try this recipe! I decided to spice things up and use pecans although I believe it is more traditional to use walnuts or almonds.
Nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds, pistachio etc…)
Coconut flakes (unsweetened)
1. Put equal amounts of dates (pitted) and nuts into a food processor and let the machine work its magic.
2. Once a ‘dough’ is formed, slightly wet your hands and start rolling out into logs, or balls, or whatever shape you fancy.
3. Put unsweetened coconut flakes on a plate and roll the rolls in the coconut.
*You can refrigerate or keep these at room temperature.
**You can skip the coconut and just blend the dates and nuts and roll in crushed nut instead of coconut; you can add coconut the the ‘dough’. There is no way to ruin this recipe, so play!