With Ramadan just a few months away we thought we’d help you think of some suhoor and iftaar ideas. Dates are a great source of energy and a must have item in most Muslim households. One of sisters, however, doesn’t like dates too much and it’s always a struggle to eat one to break our fast. With date balls being all the rage lately as energy balls, and after we tried a friend’s variation of it, we thought we should try make some at home. We found a super easy recipe at My Halal Kitchen that required just a few ingredients. So we whipped up a batch and the results were delicious They are aesthetically pleasing, full of goodness and make a great snack. And for those days when you wake up late for suhoor, just pop a couple of these in your mouth and you’re good to go! Here is recipe from My Halal Kitchen:
18 pitted Medjool dates
1/4 cup almonds
1 cup ground coconut
1 cup ground pistachio
- Pit the dates. Add to a food processor, then add the almonds. Pulse or blend for about 30 seconds, making sure that the almonds are fairly well chopped. The mixture should result in a sticky mass, and usually moves to one side of a food processor when done.
- Place the ground coconut and the ground pistachio onto separate plates.
- Roll the mixture in your hands until it forms a ball. Roll in the ground coconut or pistachio until fully covered. Continue to do so until all of the dates rolls have been coated. Keep chilled until ready to serve. Keeps for about one week fresh, in the refrigerator.
There are many variations of this recipe; some of them include various nuts and/or chocolate in it. So get creative and experiment.