No-Bake Sticky Toffee Balls

These easy-to-make treats are inspired by the classic British dessert: sticky toffee pudding. As a decorating option, instead of sanding[ sugar, roll them in confectioners' sugar combined with a large pinch of ground cinnamon.]

Total Time:
1 hr 20 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
1 hr
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
about 30 balls
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 cup pitted dates (about 5 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch fine salt
  • 4 whole graham crackers, broken into pieces
  • Colored sanding sugar, for rolling
Directions
  • Put the dates, brown sugar and butter in a microwave-safe medium bowl and cover. Microwave on high in 1-minute increments, stirring in between, until the butter has melted.

  • Transfer the mixture to a food processor and pulse until smooth. Add the walnuts, orange zest, vanilla, salt and graham crackers and pulse until the mixture comes together into a stiff and slightly tacky ball. Scoop heaping teaspoonfuls of dough and roll them into balls. Refrigerate the balls until firm, about 1 hour.

  • Roll the chilled balls in sanding sugar. The sticky toffee balls can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.

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