Our house is warm and we don’t have A/C. I’ve been having a love affair with these raw balls anyway, so I mixed it up with these. I had some raw hazelnuts so I had to toast those which heated up the kitchen anyway.

Funny thing is I love dried figs and I always keep them in the house, but I really don’t care for them fresh. I really loved the nut choice of  hazelnuts and a bit of spice though. I made half a batch at first (shown, minus a few who might have landed in my mouth) since I didn’t have 8 ounces of dates left. No worries because I’ll go buy more!

Fig And Hazelnut Balls Recipe
  • 8oz pitted dates
  • 8 figs, chopped
  • ¾ cup toasted hazelnuts
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  1. In a food processor, blend the dates until they form a sticky dough ball. If after a few minutes your dates haven’t come together, they might have been too dry to begin. Simply add a tablespoon of water and continue blending until they do come together.
  2. Move the date dough to a separate bowl. Chop the hazelnuts and figs in the food processor until they’re broken into small pieces.
  3. Dump the fig and hazelnut bits into the bowl with the date dough, adding in the cinnamon and nutmeg. Knead the two together. Break off pieces to roll into a ball or into a bar.
  4. Store in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to a week.