Passover is coming; this is the time of year when us bread-, muffin-, and cookie-lovers have to get creative with food. Here’s a quick, Passover-friendly sweet snack recipe, adapted from The Living Kitchen:
1 lb. dates, pitted
1 cup almonds
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 cup water
Grind the almonds in a food processor. (It will be loud.) Add the cocoa and the cinnamon and pulse until combined.
Remove the pits from the dates if you haven’t already, then add the dates to the almond/cocoa/cinnamon mixture and blend. It will be a little floury and loose. Add the water and blend again; now the mixture should stick together and have a paste-like consistency.
Scoop a tablespoon of the mixture, roll it into a ball between your hands, and place it in an airtight container. Repeat; this recipe makes about 20 date balls, so you may need to use multiple containers or place a layer of wax paper between each layer. Once all the dough has been rolled into balls, refrigerate for about 20 minutes.