Eid Al Fitr is a celebration that marks the end of the month of fasting (Ramadan); it’s a bit like the Muslim version of Christmas. The perfect time to spend with loved ones accompanied by lots of yummy traditional food and desserts.
I’ve always had a sweet tooth and had many desserts growing up. I used to look forward to Eid for the desserts more than anything!
Just because I focus on healthy eating now and wholesome recipes it doesn’t mean I should miss out on these delicious traditional treats. It just meant I had to come up with my own healthified versions that taste just as good as the original.
These Caramel truffles are my favourite to make at the moment. I’ve made them super special this time round and drizzled each one with Belgian dark chocolate topped with finely chopped pistachios. They’re so quick and easy to make and they have the most beautiful texture. That flavour combination is simply divine!
1/2 cup pitted dates, soaked in boiling water for 15 minutes and drained
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup almond meal
4 tbsp dark chocolate, melted (for the drizzle)
1 tbsp pistachios, chopped (for the topping)
Add the nuts to a food processor and process until the nuts are a rough texture. Add the dates and almond meal; blend until the mixture starts to ball (stick together) inside the food processor. The mixture should stick together if pressed but not be sticky. If you find the mixture is too sticky add more almond meal and pulse until combined.
Using a teaspoon, scoop out heaped teaspoon amounts of the mixture and roll using clean hands into a ball.
Drizzle with the melted chocolate and top with the pistachio.