Dreamy Date Balls Recipe

Dreamy Date Balls Recipe


  • 1 cup whole dried pitted dates (about ½ pound)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons brown rice syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon organic tangerine or orange peel
  • ¼ cup blanched almonds, chopped
  • ¼ cup date sugar (or less)


Chop the dates finely. Mix the dates, water, rice syrup, vanilla, and tangerine peel in a small heavy skillet and cook over low heat for 10 to 15 minutes or until all the water has evaporated and the dates are a thick mass. The thicker it is, the better.

Stir in the almonds and let the mixture cool. When cool, form into 1 inch balls (you can grease your hands with a bit of ghee, but be prepared to get sticky).

Roll the balls in date sugar and serve.

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R Amadea Morningstar, MA, RPE, RYT

Amadea Morningstar works with Ayurveda as a nutrition educator, writer, and cook. She first trained in Ayurveda in 1983. She is the founder of...

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