Spiced Date-Walnut Balls

spiced date and walnut balls
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  • 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 1 1/2 cups pitted Medjool dates, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom (optional)
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes


In a food processor, pulse 1/2 cup of the walnuts until finely ground; set aside. Add the dates to the processor and pulse until pureed; transfer to a medium bowl. Mix in remaining 1 cup walnuts and cardamom, if using.

Roll the date mixture into 1-inch balls (about 2 tsp. each). Roll half in the ground walnuts to coat and the other half in the coconut.