Saturday, June 20, 2020

Rosie Makes Medjool Date Balls.

My son found these date rolls at Fresh Market
and they're quite good.
Of course, I decided I could do a better job,
at considerably less cost.
So I did.

First off, get you some Medjool dates.
Not dried dates.
Fresh Medjools.
See here:  Medjools.

These are Medjool dates.
Look for them in the produce department.
To make the date rolls or balls,
you only need three ingredients -
Medjool dates,
sweetened coconut flakes,
and pecans.
And you need a processor.
You can either roll them into balls
or you can form into a log roll and slice them off.
Youngest Hawthorne prefers the rolls over the balls.
He says they "taste better."
Date Balls/Rolls
Makes 24 balls or so.
12 Medjool dates
1/2 - 3/4 cups sweetened coconut flakes
Combine dates and coconut in small processor
and pulse/process until combined.
Roll into individual balls
roll into a log.

Combine crushed pecans and more coconut flakes
(about 1/3 cup each)
and roll balls (about 3/4" diameter) or log in the mixture.
Slice log into small pieces.

If you're going to make a log,
use plastic wrap to form and roll tightly.
Then roll the log (or balls)
in a mixture of coarsely crushed pecans and more coconut.


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