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Cress seed sweet balls (halim hadoo)

A twist on classic sweet treats, introducing the subtle, earthy undertone from cress seeds. Perfect for those looking to add a nutritious boost to their desserts
  1. Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  2. Cooking Time: 0 minutes (No cooking required)
  3. Total Time: 15 minutes
  • 100g cress seeds
  • 200g dates, pitted and chopped
  • 100g almonds, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • A pinch of salt
  • Desiccated coconut or powdered sugar for coating
  • In a food processor, blend the cress seeds, dates, and almonds until they form a sticky mixture.
  • Add the honey (or maple syrup), cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. Blend again until all ingredients are well combined.
  • Take small amounts of the mixture and roll them into balls, approximately the size of a walnut.
  • Roll each ball in desiccated coconut or powdered sugar to coat.
  • Place the sweet balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.

notes:

  • For a crunchier texture, you can lightly toast the almonds before blending.
  • These sweet balls can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week or frozen for longer storage.
Per serving

per sweet ball, approximately:

  • Calories: 100 kcal
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 15 g
  • Fat: 4 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Sugar: 10 g (natural sugars from dates and honey)

In this recipe:

Cress seeds, known for their high content of vitamins and minerals, offer a peppery flavour that pairs surprisingly well with sweet ingredients. This recipe transforms these tiny seeds into delectable sweet balls, providing a nutritious snack or dessert that’s as satisfying as it is unique. Ideal for health-conscious individuals or anyone looking to try something new, these sweet balls are easy to make, delicious, and packed with flavour.

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