Sweeten your life with dates! Gooey, delicious dates not only tempt your mouth with luxurious sweetness, but according to Ayurveda, these delightful fruits also makes you — and those you share them with — more affectionate and kinder (and who doesn't want more of that around?) Naturally sweet and full of nutrition, this recipe adds a boost with antioxidant-packed nuts, warming spices and just a touch of, well, ghee.
- 4 cups pitted dates
- 2 cups total, almonds and/or pistachios
- 1.5 TB Herb-Infused Ghee
- 1 cup shredded dry coconut
- 2/3 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp ginger powder
- 1/2 tsp Himalayan sea salt
- 2/3 tsp cardamom powder
Cut nuts into small pieces and dry roast them for 1-2 minutes on medium flame
Heat ghee in a non stick pan and add dates. Cook on a low heat, stirring the dates and pressing down until they become a soft paste.
Add chopped nuts and spices and mix everything well
Rub a little ghee to your palm and shape into one inch balls. (While rolling your hands may become sticky due to the sugar in the dates - just rinse your hands with cold water and you will be able to handle the mixture easily again.)
Roll balls in coconut. Set aside to cool.
Store them air tight containers. Dates roll stays fresh for about two weeks at room temperature.