Medjool Date Power Balls

Medjool Date Power Balls   

These power energy balls are a great snack and packed with healthy, whole ingredients.  They are really quick to make in a food processor and they keep very well.  You just pulse all the ingredients in the food processor and roll them into balls.  They’re a twist on an ancient Indian sweet recipe called khajur pak, often found piled high in specialty Delhi sweet shops.  There are several varieties of dates but 2 of the most popular in the grocery store are Medjool and Deglet Noor dates.  Medjool dates are picked when they are ripe, but don’t have as long a shelf life and are usually more expensive than Deglet dates. Deglet dates are picked when they’re rock solid and inedible and have to be steamed to loosen them up. They have a longer shelf life, are less expensive and a good choice for baking because they hold their shape. Medjool dates can often be too soft for baking but make good snacking and stuffing dates. Dates are loaded with antioxidants, are fat free, and provide a good source of fiber and potassium.  Give these a try!  Click here for the recipe….

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