Nostalgic Nuggets of Joy

Hello strangers,

Its been awhile. I have been cooking more. Since my daughter got her own kitchen, its easier to spend long amounts of time in the kitchen.

Anyway, I made these today on a whim and they so taste like my childhood. I don’t know if my mom had some version from an earlier cookbook that she made, or if I just associate dates with the fruit cake she used to always make (though I don’t remember eating much of that), but something about these reminds me of home.

Hope you enjoy them. Super sweet, yummy, healthy, and delicious!

Date-Peanut-Flax Seed Nuggets

From Mollie Katzen’s Sunlight Cafe


1 1/3 cup pitted dates (about 1/2 a pound)

1/2 cup flax seed

1/2 cup peanuts

1/2 cup dried cranberri

3/4 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

  • Put the dates in a medium sized bowl and smash with a spoon.
  • Grind the flax seed and then the peanuts in your grinder of choice. Combine with dates and cranberries. Using you hands is best!
  • Add the peanut butter. Use your hands!
  • Role into little balls about 1 inch in diameter. Role in coconut. EAT! (if you have to store them an airtight container in the fridge or freezer will do).