Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Date & Biscuit Ball Recipe

 
I've been searching for a healthy snack to serve with tea and to nibble on while sitting in front of the computer without feeling too guilty and hit upon these delicious date balls. Dates provide us with niacin which, in moderation, has numerous health benefits. They also solve my sweet craving so are doubly beneficial!
 
Super easy to whip together. If you want to treat yourself, follow this simple recipe:
 
200g marie biscuits (plain butter biscuits),
150g butter,
60g sugar,
300g chopped pitted dates,
1 t vanilla.
 
 
Crush the biscuits.
On the stove, melt the butter with sugar and dates and warm gently until the sugar dissolves.
Remove from heat and add the vanilla.
Combine with the biscuits.
When the mixture is cool enough to handle, form small balls and place them on wax paper in the fridge to set.
 
I made mine to give away as a small gift beautifully wrapped in a small tin with some ribbon and a pretty Incomparable heart pendant.
 
 
Seems as though the lid won't fit with the excess of date balls so I get to taste test a couple! Yum, lucky me!
 

 
 
  
 
 
 


 

 

3 comments:

  1. Yum, dates are delicious! Thank you!

    Alissa
    htp://inspiringapeople.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Alissa - I've since made these again and used only 20g sugar and about 100g butter. I am going to eliminate sugar altogether in round 3 and see how they taste. The dates are sweet enough that I feel adding extra sugar is unnecessary. So now these just got a little healthier too!

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  2. i have made dates ball too, got my mom's recipe : added wheat biscuits too, Dates ball ~ do visit my place when time permits! happy to get feed back :) HAPPY BLOGGING

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