Dates, rich in iron, fiber, and with lot of nutritious value are great in winters. Together with a bit of ghee, helps provide energy and keeps the body warm. Dates and nuts share a great relation. Not just the benefits but the taste, texture, and flavor complements each other. Cakes, sweet, cookies, dates and nuts can be used in every recipe.
Normally dates and chopped nuts are mixed together and rolled into balls to make Ladoos. This is a popular Indian sweet. But I stuffed the nutty mixture and homemade ghee into pitted dates just like my mom would do. Each date is individually wrapped and can be enjoyed as a healthy snack or a dessert.
1/2 cup chopped nuts (i used almonds and walnuts)
1 tbsp. ghee
- In a pan lightly roast chopped nuts for a minute. Turn off the heat.
- Let the nuts cool well.
- Mix ghee into the nuts.
- Gently open each date to remove the pit.
- Stuff each date with a little ghee and nut mixture.
- Place on wax paper and wrap it tightly.
Here is step-by-step pictorial recipe:
Chopped Nuts and Dates
In a pan lightly roast chopped nuts for a minute. Turn off the heat.
Let the nuts cool well.
Mix ghee into the nuts.
Gently open each date to remove the pit.
Stuff each date with a little ghee and nut mixture.
Place on wax paper and wrap it tightly.