Elizabeth Falkner loves eating these energy-boosting, cardamom-spiced date bites made with almonds, walnuts and pistachios. "Eat two of these as a snack or with some juice for breakfast, and you're satisfied," she says. Video: Elizabeth Falkner demonstrates this recipe More Healthy Snacks

Elizabeth Falkner
March 2011

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Recipe Summary

total:
30 mins
Yield:
Makes 30 bonbons
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350°. Spread the sliced almonds on a baking sheet and toast for about 4 minutes, until golden. Let the almonds cool completely.

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  • In a food processor, grind the pistachios to a coarse powder. Transfer the pistachio powder to a plate. Add the toasted almonds to the processor and grind to a coarse powder. Add the walnuts, dates, olives, ginger, honey, orange zest, cinnamon, cardamom, orange flower water and salt and process to a paste.

  • Scoop up scant tablespoons of the date mixture and roll into balls. Roll the balls in the pistachio powder to coat them completely and serve.

Make Ahead

The bonbons can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

One Piece 85 cal, 4 gm fat, 0.3 gm sat fat, 13 gm carb, 2 gm fiber, 2 gm protein.