The night after the last day of Passover is celebrated with a Mimouna in the Sephardic Jewish communities around the world. It originated in Morocco and marks the end of the holiday.
It is celebrated with a feast of sweet treats laden with dates, nuts and honey to inspire a sweet life and year ahead. In Morocco, neighbors travel to each other’s houses, it is customary to leave all doors open to welcome any possible guests.
These are the most delicious energy balls you'll ever taste. I should have called them "The Accidental Energy Balls". They really were an accident.
I had so much left over Charoset from Passover and decided not to waste it. I made it into balls coated with powdered cocoa as an experiment and they were decadent. I blinked and they were gone!
I am sharing the recipe so that you will have another dessert to add on the last day of Passover to the sweet table of the Mimuna. It can be served for any occasion of course and is an excellent healthy energy snack to take with you in a cooler to work. (it tastes better cold)
Here's all you need:
15 pitted Medjool dates
3-4 Tablespoons of Kedem grape juice (available in your international isle)
1 cup of walnuts
1 teaspoon cinnamon or according to taste
½ tablespoon sugar
In a food processor put all your ingredients starting with 3 tablespoons of grape juice. Check if it is the consistency you like. I used 4 tablespoons and stopped processing when I got a thick pasty constancy. Not too coarse but not too smooth so it's nice and thick and a little sticky.
Put in a bowl and cover with Saran Wrap. Refrigerate for about 2 hours or overnight.
Take out of the refrigerator and form into balls with your hands. Place on a grease proof sheet
2 tablespoons cocoa
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
Mix powdered sugar and cocoa and using a sieve sprinkle over charoset balls. Keep refrigerated and serve cold.
Delicious, vegan and healthy.