CHEF JEFF — ONE BYTE AT A TIME: Date-Nut TrufflesThis snack is all-natural, kid-friendly and easy to make.
By: Herald Staff Report,
This snack is all-natural, kid-friendly and easy to make.
1 cup raw (not roasted) walnuts
1 cup dates, preferably Medjool, your softest, sweetest date
Grated zest of 1 orange
2 tablespoons cinnamon or unsweetened cocoa for rolling
Using food processor, pulse nuts briefly, so they become powdery. Add dates; process until mixture comes together like dough. Add orange zest; pulse until just combined. Wrap, refrigerate for 1 hour or overnight. Pour cinnamon or cocoa into bowl. Pinch date-nut mixture into walnut-size pieces (1 teaspoon each). Roll into balls. Roll balls in cinnamon or cocoa. Truffles keep refrigerated in airtight container for week or longer.
Yield: Serves 12.
Approximate nutritional analysis per 2 truffles: 108 calories, 49 percent of calories from fat, 6.4 grams fat (0.6 grams saturated, no cholesterol, 2 grams protein, 13 grams carbohydrates, 2.5 grams fiber, no sodium.
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