2cups(340g or 20 individual) pitted Natural Delights Medjool Dates
4 TBs(40g) coconut oil
4TBsalmond milk or milk of your choice
1.5cups(120g) ground almonds
⅔cup(80g) cup cocoa powder
Powdered sugarcan also coat with coconut, additional cocoa powder or ground nuts like almonds or pistachios
In a medium sized bowl, soak Medjool dates in boiled water for 10 mins.
In the bowl of a food processor equipped with the all-purpose blade, combine the soaked dates and coconut oil. Process until fully combined - you may need to scrape the walls of the food processor a few times.
Add the ground almonds, almond milk, cocoa powder, rum extract and salt. Process until a nice, smooth and cohesive mixture is created.
Transfer Christmas date cookie mixture to refrigerator and cool for at least one hour, or more.
Pour powdered sugar or your choice of coating onto a large plate. Using wet hands, form chocolate date mixture into 3-cm balls. Roll the date balls in powdered sugar to coat.