I've been serving these creamy confections at my monthly Forks Over Knives house party. I call them Waldate Dandies. When I'm lucky enough to have leftovers, I keep them in the freezer for those moments when I want something sweet without the guilt.
By March 28, 2013Published:
- Yield: 20 (1-inch) candies
- Prep: 20 mins
I've been serving these creamy confections at my monthly Forks Over Knives house party. I call them Waldate Dandies. When I'm …
- 1 1/4 cups walnuts
- 20 soft, moist pitted dates
- 3 to 4 tablespoons hot water
- In a food processor, roughly chop all the walnuts.
- Scoop out 3/4 cup of the roughly chopped walnuts. Set aside in a small mixing bowl.
- Pulse the remaining walnuts until finely chopped. This will be the portion you use to coat the balls. Transfer to small bowl.
- Drop all the pitted dates into the processor. Process into a paste. Add hot water 1 tablespoon at a time until you have a stiff pliable mixture.
- Transfer date paste to roughly chopped walnut bowl. Mix well.
- Lightly oil hands. Scoop out enough paste to make a one inch ball. Shape into a ball with the palm of hands quickly. Drop ball into finely chopped walnuts. Roll around for an even coating. Set on plate or baking sheet covered with wax paper.
- For a quick chill: place in freezer for up to 30 minutes. Otherwise, store in fridge until ready to serve.
- Course: Dessert