This is one of my family’s favorite treats. They are great to make in the fall and throughout the holidays, but truthfully they are good all year long.
This NO-BAKE recipe uses pecans (healthy fat) and organic pitted dates that give it it’s natural sweetness, and a mix of spices like cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.
I love making these on a rainy afternoon or to have for guests during the holidays.
And best of all, they are so easy, because they involve no -baking, just making balls by rolling the sticky dough with your hands, which kids love to do.
Great as a dessert or snack.
NO refined flour or sugar and they taste AMAZING.
Makes 16 balls
1 1/2 cups pecans
1 cup medjool organic dates, pitted
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4-1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (to taste)
2 tablespoons blackstrap molasses
3-4 tablespoons almond flour (start with three tablespoons, and add an extra if the dough is too sticky)
Place the pecans in a food processor and pulse a few times to break down.
Add remaining ingredients and process till the mixture is evenly mixed and sticks together when you squeeze a bit in your hand.
Shape into 1 inch balls. Keep balls in the fridge till ready to serve.