- 1 cup pitted dates
- 1/2-3/4 cup soy milk
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1/4 cup almonds
- 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
- pinch of salt substitute (optional)
- 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds (optional)
- Chop the dates coarsely. (I used a food processor to do this.)
- Chop the walnuts coarsely. (You may toast them if you wish, but I didn’t.) Grind the almonds to a powder (again, use the food processor).
- In a small saucepan, combine the dates and 1/2 cup soy milk. Bring to a boil and then simmer on medium-low heat, stirring often, till the dates break down and the mixture cooks into a thick consistency that leaves the sides of the saucepan. If it seems to be drying out before the dates break down, add some more soy milk, up to another 1/4 cup.
- Turn off the heat. Stir in walnuts, cardamom and a pinch of salt substitute and combine well. Let the mixture cool almost to room temperature.
- Place the date mixture on a plastic sheet and form it into a long roll. Roll it in almond powder to get it coated.
- Place the roll in the freezer for an hour or more, then cut into 1/2 inch thick slices. Sprinkle sesame seeds on the slices if desired. (Supposedly you can store these in the freezer for a quick treat.)
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