Honey Almond Date Balls


  • 1/4 cup Sue Bee® Honey
  • 1/2 lb raw almonds
  • 2 pints pitted dates
  • vegetable oil


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Grind the almonds in a food processor until finely chopped.
  • Move chopped almonds to a baking sheet and toast in the oven for 5 to 7 minutes, until fragrant and just a shade darker.
  • Coarsely chop dates and add to food processor. Pulse until finely chopped and dates form a ball. Remove from processor to a bowl.
  • Add half of the ground almonds to the dates, leaving the reserved almonds on the baking pan to roll the balls in once formed.
  • Add the Sue Bee® honey to the date and almond mixture. Mix together until evenly mixed and smooth.
  • Coat your hands with some vegetable oil so mixture does not stick too much.
  • Form mixture into 1-1/2" balls. Roll each ball in ground almonds to coat well. Place in a sealed container until ready to eat.
  • Any leftover chopped nuts for coating can be sprinkled over the balls to keep them from sticking together when moving.
  • Will keep for up to 5 days at room temperature or up to a week in refrigerator.
Aunt Sue's Pro Recipe Tip: For every 1 cup of sugar, substitute 1/2 to 2/3 cup honey.
Aunt Sue's® Pro Recipe Tip: For every 1 cup of sugar, substitute 1/2 to 2/3 cup honey.

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