Marly's Date Bonbons
2 cups dates (I use Deglet Nour)
2 cups raw nuts (I used raw cashew pieces)
2 tablespoons coconut flakes
1/4 teaspoon orange blossom water + some for hands
1/4 cup organic cocoa (I like Green and Blacks organic)
Sesame seeds, desiccated coconut, crushed pistachio/almond, cocoa for rolling
1. Place dates and nuts in a food processor and process until quite smooth-this took me about 1 full minute to do, though it may take more or less time depending on the processor. Once pretty smooth, add the orange blossom water, coconut flakes, and cocoa. Process for another 30-45 seconds or until smooth.
2. Once your mixture looks smooth or at least to your desired consistency, pour a touch of orange blossom water onto your clean hands (the water helps with rolling while perfuming the bonbons).
3. Take about 1 1/2 tablespoons date mix and roll between your palms till you have a nice ball. Roll the ball in coconut or desired coating. Repeat this process till done.
Note: You do not have to continually put orange blossom water on your hands-just when they feel too sticky to roll a smooth ball.
Source of recipe: This recipe is from my blog: http://thewitchykitchen.blogspot.com/