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Date Nut Rolls

PREP: 20 minutes
YIELD: 12 slices

These date nut rolls are the perfect healthy snack and are naturally sweetened, vegan, and gluten-free! Recipe by Fufu's Kitchen!

Ingredients

  • 1 12 oz Whole Fresh Medjool Natural Delights
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp ground anise
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup Dried Cranberries or any small bits of dried fruit
  • 1/2 cup Mixed crushed nuts (almonds, cashews, walnuts, pistachios)
  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes
  • Topping
  • 1/3 cup sesame seeds

Preparation

  1. Add the whole Medjool dates to a bowl and cover with warm water and let them soak for 20 minutes or until they soften. Drain and then take out the pits and place the dates into the food processor.
  2. Pulse in the food processor with 1-2 tbsp of water until it becomes paste-like.
  3. Take out of the processor and add it to a bowl. Add all the other ingredients for the date nut roll into the bowl and mix together well.
  4. Roll the date filling into a log on a layer of sesame seeds using a silicone mat to make it easier. Feel free to wet your hands if necessary to make it easy to roll as well since dates can be sticky.
  5. Wrap the date nut roll in plastic wrap and then aluminum wrap as well. Place in the freezer for at least 2 hours before slicing and enjoying. Keep date nut roll slices in the freezer in a ziplock bag to snack on whenever!

*While Medjool dates are high in natural sugars, they are low on the glycemic index thanks to a balanced amount of soluble fiber. The complex carbohydrates found in Medjool dates are digested at a slower rate, making them a source of dietary fiber and releasing energy to the body over a longer period of time.

A Recipe from:

Fufu