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Peanut and Date Sweets

These sweets are high in fibre and do not contain any refined sugar.

ingredients

makes 20
4 oz (100 g) stoned (seeded) dates, rinsed and chopped
2 oz (50 g) raisins, rinsed and roughly chopped
2 tbsp (30 ml) orange juice
4 oz (100 g) low-fat soft cheese
2 tbsp (30 ml) crunchy natural peanut butter
1 tsp (5 ml) grated orange rind
4 tbsp (60 ml) finely chopped natural roasted peanuts

method

1. Put the dates and raisins in a small non-stick pan with the orange juice.

2. Cover and cook over a very low heat for 5 - 10 minutes until soft, stirring occasionally. Leave to cool.

3. Beat the cheese with the peanut butter and orange rind.

4. Using a wooden spoon, mix in the date mixture and beat well. Chill for 15 minutes.

5. Shape the mixture into 20 small balls rolling lightly in the hands.

6. Toss in the peanuts and place in sweet cases on a baking sheet.

7. Chill until required.

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