Middle Eastern Style Coconut Date Rolls
5 oz. dates
1/4 cup walnuts
1-2 tsp. honey
unsweetened coconut (maybe 1/4 cup for this recipe)
- Place dates and walnuts in the food processor and pulverize them together. This may take a few minutes. You'll know it's done when the chunks are for the most part gone and you can rolls the "paste" into balls or rolls. If it's not happening, the honey helped. Just put a little bit at a time!
- Roll the "dough" or "paste" into rolls or balls.
- Pour coconut onto a dish
- Roll the formed balls or rolls in coconut to coat
Now, mama natural claims these taste like fudge. I'll leave that up to the taste testers out there in internet world. For me, it's not completely like fudge. (I don't know if it's humanly possible to duplicate fudge and still be healthy.....) but the texture really is phenomenally close. Honestly, that's what I crave the most when I'm craving brownies or fudge....the texture. That oooey gooey rich loveliness. This combined with the sweetness really does the trick. I can eat a whole bunch of them and not feel totally guilty. With no chocolate or dairy this really could turn into a family (or mommy) favorite! Completely parve (kosher for passover too) and vegan. Healthy walnut fat for the brain and date sweetness for energy makes these the perfect after school snack (seriously, my eldest loved them).