|Almond Date Rolls, Regular Medjool Dates and Coconut Date Rolls|
One of our favourite things to snack on is dates. For us, dates are not just for breaking our fast during Ramadan, they are a everyday treat! I like to have one when I'm craving something sweet. Medjool have always been our favourite type to eat. So I was very excited when I was sent some of Natural Delights Medjool Dates to try. We have eaten Medjool dates before but when we ate our first sample of Natural Delights Medjool Dates there was no question that these were the BEST Medjool Dates we've ever had! They were very fresh and sweet. They were not dried out at all and had the perfect texture.
I was surprised to learn that Natural Delights also made Date Rolls. The date rolls come in almond, pistachio and coconut. They were very tasty and we were surprised that each variety only had 2 ingredients! They really tasted like there must be more ingredients in them but were happy it was so simple.
|Pistachio Date Rolls|
|Photo courtesy of Natural Delights|
Natural Delights Medjool Dates are grown in the Lower Colorado River Valley in the United States. They are grown without pesticides or preservatives and contain no sulphites. In addition they are kosher, gluten-free, sodium-free, fat-free and cholesterol free! They are high in potassium and manganese and are a source of fibre and energy.
Dates are not just for snacking. I love to use dates in baking such as in my Oatmeal Date Muffins and Orange, Date and Walnut Muffins. They are also the perfect sweetener in this Mango Date Green Monster. Dates were wonderful in some Low Fat Oatmeal Date Bars as well. With the Natural Delights Medjool Dates I made these amazing Chocolate Truffle Energy Bites (
I always get Hasan to taste test everything and give me his opinion. At first he was hesitant and asked what it was. I said "Chocolate!" and he was all ready to take a bite. He loved them and Bilal came running for a try as well! These taste best chilled. I rolled them in icing sugar but you could also use cocoa powder, chopped nuts or coconut.
To assist in your baking Natural Delights has some great tips for you:
- 5 to 6 Medjool Dates is approximately 1/2 cup of chopped dates
- Place dates in freezer for an hour to make them easier to chop or slice
- If you will be using them in a food processor, rinse dates under very cold water to make chopping and cleaning up easier (I used this tip in making the above energy bites!)
- If you have dry dates, place them in a bowl of warm water for a few minutes to plump them up
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Disclosure: I received free samples from Natural Delights Medjool Dates. All opinions are my own.