Thursday, January 28, 2010
A natural sweet, dates.
Dates are a naturally sweet fruit. They are great to keep around if you have a sweet tooth, and are a better alternative than refined sweets.
I love the coconut date logs from the bulk aisle of Whole Foods. They only contain two ingredients, dates and coconuts. I decided to make my own.
This is so simple and done in minutes. Chop up dates. Make sure you remove the pit. Roll into balls (your choice at the size). Fill a small dish with your favorite toppings (coconut, cinnamon, cocoa, nutmeg, sesame seeds). Then roll the dates through the toppings, covering the entire treat. Store in the refrigerator.
You can also stuff your dates. Instead of chopping the dates, cut them in half, remove the pit and fill with nuts, seed butters (sunflower or tahini), or shredded coconut.