January 9, 2013
[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]
These "cookies" may be raw, but the sweetness of honey and dates makes them just as dessert-worthy as anything you can bake.
About the author: Carrie Vasios is the editor of Serious Eats: Sweets. She likes to peruse her large collection of cookbooks while eating jam from the jar. You can follow her on Twitter @carrievasios
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Special equipment: food processor
serves makes 16 balls, active time 15 minutes, total time 45 minutes
- 1 cup chopped Medjool dates
- 1 cup walnuts
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, plus more for coating
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
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In the bowl of a food processor combine dates and walnuts and process until finely chopped and sticking together, about 1 minute 30 seconds. Add coconut flakes, honey, sesame seeds, and salt, and pulse until forms a thick paste, about 1 minute more.
Fill a small shallow bowl with sesame seeds. Scooped a rounded tablespoon of paste and roll into a ball using your hands. Roll ball in sesame seeds to cover and place on a plate. Repeat with remaining paste. Let cookies chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes before serving.