Sephardic Charoset Truffles Recipe

Charoset
Tori Avey

Traditional Sephardic charoset is somewhat different from what most of us are familiar with here in America. While Ashkenazi mixtures usually include apples, walnuts, and wine, Sephardic charosets are generally date-based and include a variety of nuts (almonds, pine nuts, pistachios). One of the more interesting ways charoset is served in the Middle East is in a ball or truffle form. Moroccan seders will often serve these “Charoset Balls” rather than the spreadable charoset we are more familiar with here in America. I use pistachios because I love them, but you can substitute any nut of your choice.

Making the truffles is a very sticky process, so be prepared to scrub your hands afterwards! Parents should process the ingredients in the food processor. Kids will love rolling these candy-like treats, then dipping them in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.

Directions

Place dates, apricots, raisins, pistachios, and honey in a food processor and pulse for about 2 minutes, or until the mixture is smooth but still has some texture.

In a bowl, mix together the sugar and the cinnamon. Form date mixture into balls that are about ¾ inches in diameter. Dip the balls in the cinnamon sugar and coat thoroughly. Serve at room temperature.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

219 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Fat, Low Sodium Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added

Daily value:

11%

Servings:

12
  • Fat 4g 6%
  • Carbs 49g 16%
  • Saturated 0g 2%
  • Fiber 4g 18%
  • Sugars 42g
  • Monounsaturated 2g
  • Polyunsaturated 1g
  • Protein 3g 6%
  • Sodium 2mg 0%
  • Calcium 43mg 4%
  • Magnesium 35mg 9%
  • Potassium 514mg 15%
  • Iron 1mg 6%
  • Zinc 0mg 3%
  • Phosphorus 75mg 11%
  • Vitamin A 24µg 3%
  • Vitamin C 1mg 1%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 6%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 3%
  • Niacin (B3) 1mg 5%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 13%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 11µg 3%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 3%
  • Vitamin K 2µg 2%
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