I would call these truffles except that word denotes chocolate and there is no chocolate in these fabulous little bits of goodness. How can anyone resists these morsels of deliciousness?
2 cups dried dates, pitted
1/4 cup walnuts
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
In a food processor, pulse the dates to create a thick paste. Add the walnuts, vanilla and 1/4 cup of the coconut and pulse until incorporated and a thick paste forms again. Using a spatula, transfer the date mixture to a medium bowl. Pour the remaining 1/4 cup coconut into a separate small, shallow bowl.
Using a spoon, scoop out about 2 tablespoons of the date mixture and, with clean hands, work into a small ball. Coat the date ball with the coconut in the bowl, delicately pressing the coconut onto the ball. Continue with the remaining date mixture and coconut. Serve in mini paper cupcake liners. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
Till next time.........