Sesame Date Crisps

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I ran into Whole Foods last weekend for my usual fare, and they had samples out all over the place.  I was in a bind, and trying to appease my 1-year-old, when I came upon these:

These Raincoast Crisps were really good, in spite of the fact that the first listed ingredient was unbleached flour.  Blah.  I grabbed them anyway and tasted them–they are good.  I knew I could knock ’em off, though.

They might be better this way!!

Preheat oven to 275 degrees.

In a food processor:
1/2 cup of dates
1/2 cup of raisins

Pulse them together–until they are evenly ground, but not a paste.

Add in:

1/2 c sliced almonds
1/4 c each of sunflower seeds, pepitas, sesame seeds (I used black and regular), almond flour, flaxseed meal.
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp water

Blend until evenly ground, and somewhat sticking together.

Roll dough between two pieces of parchment paper, until very very thin.  Approximately 1/8 inch thickness.  Or less.  You may find it easier to do in two or three batches.

Bake for 30 minutes, or until lightly browned and crispy.  Use a knife to cut them into uniform “crackers”.

Serve alone, topped with chicken salad, or farm fresh goat cheese.

These little crackers are elegant…like something you would find in a little cafe in the West Village.
Salty, crunchy, slightly sweet.
Enjoy!
Leigh

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10 comments on “Sesame Date Crisps”

  1. This is perfect timing! I bought dates for another recipe and had plenty left over – now I have a terrific sounding recipe for the remainder. I cant wait to make these.

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    1. Leigh! You are always so inventive!! Love that you can duplicate things 🙂 can’t wait to give these a try. What are pepitas and where can I get those!? Thanks!!!

      Amanda

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  2. I just made these sesame date crisps for a party last night. I eat paleo but the rest of the people I work with don’t, so I needed something that would appeal to everyone. These were a big hit. I will be making them again and am already coming up with ways to modify the recipe to make different flavors. Since it is almost Christmas, I want to try this with some fresh ginger and pumpkin pie spice. I think they have the potential to be be wonderful gingersnaps!

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    1. What wonderful feedback! Thank you for taking the time to let us know you liked it! I am interested to hear how the flavors turn out. What a great idea to make gingersnaps. I also think finely chopped rosemary would pair well with dates to give it a savory/sweet profile. 🙂 Merry Christmas!!

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  3. Just made these. Sooo good, thank you! Because I tend to guild the lilly, I added some cocoa nibs along with the nuts. I also want to try replacing the raisins with dried cranberries next time. And the ginger definitely sounds great.

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  4. Just made these. Sooo good, thank you! Because I tend to guild the lilly, I added some cocoa nibs along with the nuts. I want to try replacing the raisins with dried cranberries next time. And the ginger definitely sounds great.

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