That’s How I Roll: As you might have noticed based on my previous posts, dates are…
Date 5 March, 2019
That’s How I Roll:
As you might have noticed based on my previous posts, dates are just one of those things I can’t live without. I always buy organic medjool dates in bulk and add them to sweeten up my smoothies, baked goods or eat them as is. One of my favorite ways to eat them are rolled in coconut, I know this is apparently a thing now, and I’ve seen them sold ready-made in supermarkets but they are soooo expensive and soooo easy to make! So why not just make them at home? It’s literally just throwing 3 ingredients in the food processor, blend them and roll. It’s pretty much as easy as it gets. Plus, you get to play around with them and personalize them to your taste, you will be saving a ton of money aaaaaand not wasting obscene amounts of plastic packaging!
2 cups medjool dates, pitted
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 cup almond meal or pulp (leftover from almond milk)
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut for rolling
1. Place dates, 1/2 cup of the coconut and almond meal in food processor.
2. Blend until fully combined, scraping the edges every few minutes.
3. Shape mixture into balls and roll in extra shredded coconut. If you are using another topping, this would be the step in which you replace the coconut with any other topping.
Aside from shredded coconut, you can get creative and roll them in different type of seeds or crushed nuts, cacao powder, or chopped up dried fruit. Goji berries could be a hit.
I think I’m supposed to say these have a shelf-life of about 2 weeks but to be honest, one time I forgot I had a jar left in my pantry for a very very long time, I want to say over 2 months…. When I found it, of course I had to eat the entire jar in one seating. To tell you the truth they were still perfectly yummy and I am still alive. Please make sure to always taste your food before throwing it away, it’s such a shame to waste perfectly good food. Having said that, if it’s moldy and green and seems to be growing another head, then by all means throw that thing away!! :O