Ginger Date Bites

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Ginger Date Bites

These tasty little bites were emergency sweet treats that i made when i had people over for dinner and realised i had no dessert! They’re inexpensive, quick to make and kind of like gingerbread in a bite!

They will keep in the fridge for a week or so (if you’ve got any left after your guests get a hold of them!) Since it’s summer here in Australia, it’s lovely to have a nice cold sweet treat on those hot humid nights.


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Of course with simple desserts like this you can add whatever nuts or seeds you have in the cupboard.  You could also switch up the favours and go for a chocolate flavour, lemon flavour, or even peanut butter! Useful ingredients to use are coconut flakes, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, goji berries, cacao nibs, maca, matcha powder or even cranberries! Try different flavours and experiment a bit. I think next i’ll try to make some matcha nutmeg bites, they’d give you a nice boost of energy! Anyway stay tuned for that experiment!

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Enjoy!

Ginger Date Bites

makes 10-12 bites

What you need:

  • 12 dates
  • 1 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon rice malt syrup
  • 1 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon and 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • pinch sea salt

 

What to do:

  • Pitt dates
  • grind cashews and ginger in blender/processor until crumbly
  • Add dates, spices, sea salt, rice malt syrup and combine until forms into a ball
  • Pour sesame seeds in to a bowl and ball up a heaped tsp of the mixture into a perfectly round ball shape
  • Roll in sesame seeds and transfer to a plate and allow to set in the freezer for 20 minutes
  • Serve cold
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