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Date and Almond Ball Recipe

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by Sheree (subscribe)
www.shereejarman.com
Published July 17th 2012
Easy and delicious this recipe is a great snack when you have nothing in the cupboard and it's too wet to go shopping, the kids will love them . If you don't like dates you can replace them with your favourite ingredients like apricots, choc buds, raisins, berries or whatever takes your fancy.
Date and Almond Balls
Date and Almond Balls, if you don't like dates replace them with your favourite ingredient.

Preparation time 5 minutes (Makes 12 balls)

Ingredients
1 Cup rolled oats
Cup Flour
1 Tablespoon of butter
Cup of sugar
2 Tablespoons of honey
Cup of chopped almonds
Cup of chopped dates

Method

1. Pre-heat oven to 180c or 350f and prepare a tray for the biscuits to cook on. If you don't have a greaseproof tray you can line a tray with greaseproof paper.

2. Place a medium sized saucepan on the stove and turn the heat to low, add the butter, sugar and honey to the saucepan. Stir the mixture until the sugar is dissolved then remove from the heat to cool down.
Sugar, Butter and Honey mixture
Stir the sugar, butter and honey together.

3. Add the rolled oats, flour, chopped dates and almonds into a mixing bowl and stir through until the mixture is evenly spread.
Mixing bowl
Place all the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl.

4. When the butter mixture is cool pour it into the mixing bowl and stir through with a wooden spoon.

5. Use your hands to roll 12 small balls and place them on the tray in rows about 2cm-3cm apart from each other. The balls will not spread when cooking however spreading them on the tray allows them to cook evenly.
Date and Almond Balls before cooked
Roll the Date and Almond Balls and place on a tray.

6. Place the tray in the oven for approximately 15 minutes or until the mixture is brown on the outside.

7. Eat warm or wait until cool to enjoy with a hot cuppa this winter.
Date and Almond Balls
Enjoy with a hot cuppa!

Storage: seal in an airtight container and keep for up to 5-10 days.

Please note: this dish is suitable for freezing, check your freezer guide for the length of storage time as these may vary according to your brand of fridge.

IDEA: If you don't like dates why not replace them with your favourite ingredients. It could be chopped apricots, choc buds, raisins, berries or whatever you or the kids love to eat. Great for snacks or the kids lunch box.
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Why? It's easy and delicious
When: For a snack or lunch box treats for the kids
Where: At home
Cost: $0.25 cents each
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