Date Pralines

One crescent year is almost over and the holy Ramadan is coming again. During that month Muslims fast from dawn to sunset. This means they are not allowed to drink or eat anything in between. The fast-breaking (“iftar”) in the evening starts usually with a cup of water and a date.
Dates are a sweet from the orient and a healthy alternative to chocolate. They are full of fibres, minerals (potassium, calcium and magnesium) and vitamins (especially vitamin B). These benefits gave me the idea of preparing date pralines. They are really easy to make (only two steps are necessary!), taste delicious and by the way, the pralines are very healthy (without the addition of sugar). In addition to the natural sugar of the dates you can, by adding some nuts to the pralines, use the date pralines as an energy boost after sports.

Serves 25 | Time needed ~ 20 min

120 g pitted dates
30 g ground and blanched almonds
30 g ground hazelnuts
50 g coconut flakes
1/2 tsp vanilla flavour
2 espresso cups water
1 pinch of salt
2 tbsp cocoa powder

  1. Place all ingredients into a food processor and mix until everything is well combined.
  2. Shape small balls out of the mixture  (works well when hands are a litte bit wet). Store the pralines in the refrigator.


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