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Date-Seed Candy
from: Allison - Chicago, USA

Quick, easy, and really good

  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds (toasted)
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds (toasted)
  • Zest from 1/2 a lemon
  • a little water
  • puffed grain--rice, millet, etc. (optional)
Place dates and raisins in saucepan with a bit of water (say, perhaps, a little less than 1/4 cup)and cook on medium until fruit is softened.
Put fruit and lemon zest in food processor and puree until thick paste.
Set aside for cooling.

After cooled a bit, scrape fruit into bowl and stir in toasted seeds (and optional puffed grain).
Stir until evenly blended.
Press mixture into square dish and refrigerate.
Cut into squares when cool.

I have made this using pecans, walnuts, and pepitas with wonderful results.
Any nut/seed, chopped and whole, works fine