Dates are by nature wonderfully sticky, so combine easily to form these nutritious balls that contain many raw ingredients we usually associate with Carrot Cake (hence their name). The natural syrupiness of dates means no other sweetener is needed to make these delicious treats.
20 Alison’s Pantry Gourmet Dates
1/2 cup Alison’s Pantry Walnuts, chopped
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp mixed spice
1 medium carrot, peeled and finely grated
1/3 cup Alison’s Pantry Pineapple Pieces, lightly chopped
1 cup Alison’s Pantry Shredded Coconut
- Place dates in a food processor and process to chop. Add walnuts and spices and blend well. Scrape the sides of the bowl and process again to fully incorporate all ingredients.
- Transfer mixture to a bowl. Add carrot and pineapple and mix well – you’ll need to use your hands to help the mixture combine properly.
- Take one tablespoon of the mixture and roll into a ball between the palms of your hands. Repeat with remaining mixture until you have 18-20 balls.
- Pour coconut onto a plate and roll balls into the coconut, one at a time, to coat. Place into an airtight container and store in the fridge. Best serve chilled.
Tip: These naturally sweet treats will last well for 4-5 days if stored in an airtight container in the fridge.
This recipe was created by Julie Le Clerc for Alison’s Pantry.