Spiced Date-Walnut Snacks

Extramoist Medjool dates act as the binding agent in these snacks. A can of beans makes a handy weight.

Yield: 20 servings (serving size: 1 square)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 81
  • Calories from fat: 33%
  • Fat: 3g
  • Saturated fat: 0.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.1g
  • Protein: 1.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 14.2g
  • Fiber: 1.8g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.4mg
  • Sodium: 0.5mg
  • Calcium: 12mg

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3/4 cup walnut halves
  • 2 cups Medjool dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Combine the first 3 ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add walnuts; toss to coat. Arrange walnuts in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 8 minutes or until toasted.
  3. Combine dates and orange rind. Line a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with plastic wrap, allowing plastic wrap to extend 2 inches over edge of pan. Firmly press one-third of date mixture into bottom of pan; top with half of walnuts. Repeat layers once, ending with dates. Fold overhanging plastic wrap over the top. Place a heavy weight on plastic wrap, and let stand overnight. Remove weight; invert loaf onto a serving plate. Discard plastic wrap. Cut into squares.
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