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Peanut butter & Salted Caramel date balls

Peanut butter & Salted Caramel date balls

Sharing you a simple recipe of my all time favourite snack! You can pretty much do anything with dates. You can put it in your oatmeal, add it to your smoothies, eat them as they are or blend them with any nuts or nut butter to make yourself some delicious date balls or bliss balls as some would call them. 

Dates are nature's candy. They are a very good source of various vitamins and minerals. They also contain calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and zinc. There are different types of dates but Medjool dates in particular are my absolute favourite. 

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Below are two of my favourite ways to make date balls and I have been making them very often! They are so delicious to snack on or sometimes as a pick-me up before I head to the gym.

Peanut Butter

Ingredients - you can click on the link below to find out where I got my ingredients from except for the Medjool dates which I buy from Costco.

2 cups medjool dates
1/2 - 1 cup smooth peanut butter
1-2 tsp Himalayan Salt
1/2 - 1 cup Unsalted Peanuts
Dark Chocolate (for coating)

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Procedures
Optional: Roast your peanuts in the oven for 5-10 minutes to bring out the flavor more.
Remove the stones from the medjool dates and just place all of the ingredients together in a food processor. Pulse until a loose dough forms. Scoop 1-2 tablespoon amounts or if you prefer a bigger piece, do 3 tablespoons. Roll into balls with hands and place in a container. You can eat these as they are but I like mine cold so I place them in the fridge or freezer. These can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or freezer for up to 1 month.

Optional: I coated some of the balls in melted dark chocolate and it was definitely next level! 

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Salted Caramel

Ingredients
You
 can click on the link below to buy exactly the same products that I used execpt for the tahini which I buy from my local shop and the medjool dates which I buy from Costco.

2 cups medjool dates
1/2 - 1 cup Tahini*
1 cup Unsalted pistachios
1-2 tsp Himalayan Salt
1-2 tbsp Maple syrup
Sesame Seeds*
Desiccated Coconut*

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The procedures are the same as above. The tahini that I use for this one is an arabic brand as they have the perfect smooth, runny, pourable consistency and they are so much better than the other brands I have tried. I bought mine from a local Turkish/Polish shop.

The combination of tahini, dates and pistachios are unreal and I have to say that these are my absolute favourite combination! They taste like salted caramel pistachio baklava! I can 5 of these in one go.

You can choose to coat some in sesame seeds or desiccated coconut. Either way, they taste absolutely divine! I promise you.

There are many more recipes for date balls on the internet but these two are definitely the ones that I keep making over and over again. Even my colleagues at work love them! I hope you enjoy this simple recipe. Let me know if you tried making it and what you think of it. x

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