Date Balls



200g dates – fresh sticky dates
50 grams flaked almondsĀ 
50 grams pecan nuts
a handful of raisins
1/2 a cup of fine shredded coconut
Extra fine coconut for rolling in

Pulsate the nuts in a blender until they are varying in size between crumbs and largeish chunks. Take out the blender and set aside. Take the dates and cut in half, take out the pips and place in a blender and pulsate. Add raisins and pulsate a little more. Now add the raisins and dates to the nuts and mix with your hands. Add enough coconut to stop the mixture from being to sticky. At this point you could add some whole raisins/nuts/cherries/small copped up pieces of dried fruit or dried berries or dark chocolate and then squish/roll into small balls or logs. Place the extra coconut on a large plate and roll the balls/logs in it coating well.

Serve or package in an airtight container and refrigerate until needed.