DATE ROLLS |NO-BAKE ENERGY ROLLS

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Date Rolls filled with nuts, soft, chewy and the next best thing to caffeine to jolt your senses awake with a burst of energy!

Date Rolls

 I have used pitted mejdool dates. They are a soft variety of dates with a caramel like outer skin. I did not use a food processor but chopped the dates by hand (not because I wanted to be a hero but I thought the dates might stick to the blades and become mushy an create a mess which would take up more of my time than cutting by hand…so :P).

Also, I have used some Marie biscuits just for that mix of crumbly crunchy texture in the rolls. You could throw in some wheat crackers instead or skip it. The date rolls will be as fabulous as ever with or without them.

Date Rolls

 I have been wanting to make these rolls for about 3 years now but just got around to making them! In my defense, I am not all that lazy but I never got my hands on good dates and did not have all my nuts together 😛 But they do have me hooked which means I am gonna make them again, this time much sooner 😀

Date Rolls

 Dates are made up mostly of simple sugars which means they can be metabolized easily making them an ideal pre-workout snack. Standing at approximately 70 calories a roll (depends on the size you cut them, this is for 15 rolls off the recipe measurements), 1-2 rolls fulfill the recommended calorie requirement preceding a good workout. Early morning workouts or heading directly from work to the gym becomes that much more easier.

Before I forget, this is a perfect snack for the Indian religious fasts too.

Date Rolls Recipe

NO-BAKE DATE & NUT ENERGY ROLLS

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 15-18 rolls

NO-BAKE DATE & NUT ENERGY ROLLS

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup chopped medjool dates (Softer and sweeter variety of dates)
  • 1/8 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/8 cup chopped pistachios
  • 1/8 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/8 cup chopped cashews
  • 4-5 wheat crackers (I like to use Marie Biscuits)
  • 1 tbsp butter (or ghee-clarified butter)

Directions

  1. Dry roast the nut on medium heat till they are warm. Set aside.
  2. Melt the tbsp. of butter/ghee in a pan over medium heat. Add the chopped dates.
  3. Continue cooking for about 3-5 min (keep stirring at regular intervals) until the sugar in the dates begin to melt to form a uniform mixture
  4. Add the roasted nut mixture and mix well. Cook for a minute. Add the crackers/marie biscuits (broken into bite sized pieces).
  5. Turn off the heat. Mix and set aside to cool.
  6. Once the mixture is cool enough to handle, transfer it onto a cling wrap/parchment paper.
  7. Mold the mixture into a ball. Squeeze out the air bubbles.
  8. Shape the mixture into a log. Make sure the log is tight and free of air bubbles.
  9. Refrigerate it for about 15 -25 min. take it out, cut it up into rolls and store in an airtight container.
  10. They can be stored at room temperature for about a month and in a refrigerator for at least 3 months.

My Take:

Check on the log after refrigerating for 10-15 min. If it has set enough, take it out and cut it up. If it sets for too long, you might have to cut it with some effort.

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4 Comments

  1. Super tempting and healthy snack!!! An ideal gift during festive time!!!

  2. I tried these last week and they were absolutely awesome! and easy too. thanks for sharing!

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