Waldate Dandies

waldates-recipe

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.

Waldate Candies

By Published: March 28, 2013

  • 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 …

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups walnuts
  • 20 soft, moist pitted dates
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons hot water

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, roughly chop all the walnuts.
  2. Scoop out 3/4 cup of the roughly chopped walnuts. Set aside in a small mixing bowl.
  3. Pulse the remaining walnuts until finely chopped. This will be the portion you use to coat the balls. Transfer to small bowl.
  4. 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.
  5. Transfer date paste to roughly chopped walnut bowl. Mix well.
  6. 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.
  7. For a quick chill: place in freezer for up to 30 minutes. Otherwise, store in fridge until ready to serve.