Recipe for date rolls or balls

Recipe for date rolls or balls:
Majoon Tamar

Dates are extensively used in Saudi Arabia. But its use increases during the Holy month of Ramadan in every Muslim majority country across the world.  Dates are a source of energy that is why it is advised by our Beloved Prophet Mohammad ( P.B.U.H) to use it during Ramadan. Dates are very good and sweet in taste.  Because of sweet taste Arabs eat dates with sugar-free Arabic coffee or kahwa.

Here in Saudi Arabia dates are used in different forms like whole dates, ground dates coated dates or dates with biscuits and many other things. It is an essential part of food every day, people serve guests with this also send it as a gift to friends and family. It is really popular here.

Today I will share very simple and quick recipe of a delicious sweet with you.

Ingredients for the recipe of date rolls or balls:
You will need;
  1. Cleaned, and mashed ( ground) Dates half a kilogram.
  2. Nuts ( that you like)
  3. Pinch of Salt
  4. Half teaspoon of black pepper
  5. Half teaspoon crushed cardamom seeds
  6. Coconut powder
  7. Sesame seeds
  8. Raisins
  9. Jam for coating.

Recipe for date rolls or balls:

Wash your hands properly before starting the recipe for date rolls or balls, as you will be most of the time using your hands. You can use a spatula to prepare date rolls or balls but the taste that your fingers can bring cannot be matched.Clean and dry the dates then take out its seed and mash it, you can use your blender to make its paste as you can see in the picture. Otherwise, you can get it from the market, it is easily available and cheap in price.

Then you will grind all the dried nuts that you like. Add all the ingredients in dates paste then mix well. Now you can make small balls or any other shape you want.

For coating, you can roll some of balls in sesame seeds and some of them in coconut powder. If you want to add both to the mixture you can. You can also dip them in jam and put icing sugar or nuts.

Now have a taste of yummy full of energy Arabic sweet with green tea.
You can also pack them with biscuits and other sweets and gift to your friends and family, I am sure they will like it.

Store Date Balls in an airtight jar at room temperature.

In the first picture on top, you can see the balls rolled with sesame seeds and coconuts. That is the final shape of your sweet. But can have in any shape you want.

Whenever you prepared this sweet do let me know about the taste I will be happy to know. If you like the recipe also pass it to your friends.

Thank you for your time. I hope you will stop again for another simple recipe.

You can make any shape from this mixture of dates with nuts, coat them with any nut, chocolate or coconut. I have rolled is sesame seeds.
You can also make date cacao balls in the same way by adding cacao or cacao powder in date mixture.