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