Date Treats

by Lauren | Celiac Teen on January 4, 2010

Balls of energy, or possibly your newest guilty pleasure?  They’re date-y, not too sweet and have lovely undertones of cinnamon, vanilla, hazelnut and cranberry.  And thats about it.  Food Process ’em, roll ’em, and eat ’em.  They’re whatever you want them to be and take no time to make.

I don’t have all that much to say about them.  They’re good, sort of like a treat, but definitely great for all-the-time.  Not something you can really overindulge on.  Just a great snack, dessert, maybe even breakfast?  Best of all, they’re good for you!  Perfect for Ten in 10, Primal Stride, or just the new year =D.

This post is linked to Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays and What can I eat thats Gluten Free?

Date Treats
An original recipe by Lauren of Celiac Teen
1 cup dates, very firmly packed (about 250 g)
1/2 cup hazelnuts
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1. Place all ingredients in a food processor fitted with the steel blade and process.
2. Roll into balls.
3. Enjoy!

Note: Make sure there aren’t any pits in your dates!

Try just one!
Or you can eat them all ;D.
They’re a lovely little treat, and I’m planning on having them with soup.  When we do soup in my house, we each chose our favourites, heat them up, and serve with cheese and crackers.  These will complement all of those flavours perfectly so I can’t wait to try it =D.

Hope everyone is enjoying 2010!  I’ve been leisurely enjoying the days before the busyness of school and final exams starts back up =D.


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Shelly McAughren January 18, 2011 at 2:51 pm

Hi Lauren

I really enjoy your website – I think you are amazing. I don’t have a problem with gluten, but I still like to check out your recipes. One day, when I’m more organized I might make some:)

Thanks and keep up the good work

PS – My daughter’s name is Lauren also – she’s amazing too:)

Bonnie July 22, 2012 at 7:30 pm

I make a similar verson of these and I found that if you add a few tablespoons of cocoa powder and about half a cup of puffed quinoa cereal they taste like Puffed Wheat squares. I’m loving your blog – it’s making the gluten-free day-to-day a little less daunting. Thanks!

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