Honey date balls

Of all the recipes I know these remind me the most of Cape Town! Yes they are not a traditional South African dish, but many of us have adopted it as such. It reminds me of days spent on the beach or walking down town in Green Market square. Visiting the Sunflower health food cafe just off the square. Living happily off salads, lentil stew, and steamed fish. It may not be everyones South Africa, but it was my South Africa so it deserves a spot on the blog. I made this many many times over the years, and they always flew off the serving dish.

These are a great way to naturally satisfy your sweet tooth. They are 100% natural, and unprocessed in any way. Plus they are very sweet so you do not need too much to be completely satisfied.

  • 1 cup chopped Medjool dates
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup dessicated coconut
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup sesame seeds
  • Pinch of salt
Mix dates, and walnuts together by hand or food processor until mixture is sticky. 
Add coconut, honey, salt, and 2 tablespoons of the sesame seeds.
Mix until it forms a thick paste.
Scoop rounded tablespoons of the mixture, and roll into balls using your hands.
Roll balls in leftover sesame seeds till covered.
Chill balls for 30 minutes before serving.

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