I remember taking dates to university for some food event and a German girl was like, “Whoa, those a huge raisins!” I found that hilarious.
This is simple recipe that involves no stove-top cooking, my darling sister showed me how to make these before Ramadhan. A food processor takes the fuss out of making these yummy date rolls. However, these rolls have to be stored in the fridge/freezer.
Recipe: Date Paak
Also known as: Date Rolls/Date Balls/Coconut Date Rolls
Servings: Makes 20 small balls
- 500 grams pitted dates (not very soft dates)
- 3 Tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut, plus more for rolling in
- 2 Tbsp melted butter
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts (I’m using almonds and walnuts)
- Food Processor
- In a food processor, using the chopping blade pulse the nuts into smaller bits (or use chopped nuts)
- Remove the nuts from the processor, add the dates.
- Pulse the dates a couple of times to chop the dates into finer bits. Add the melted butter.
- Add the desiccated coconut and nuts, and pulse a couple times. It should become a uniform mixture.
- Pour mixture into a bowl. Grease your hands with butter and form the mixture into 20 balls. Mixture will be sticky.
- Clean your hands and rolls the balls in the desiccated coconut, and press the coconut into the ball. The coconut will help the date balls not stick together.
- You can also drizzle some melted chocolate chips on the balls.
- Place the rolls in a covered container in the fridge to harden.