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Madgooga (Date Balls)

Madgooga (Date Balls)

Easy, Healthy, and Natural Dessert
Passover Friendly

In Baghdad they used to bang the dates with a mortar and pestle with the walnuts to form a nice mix that my mother would roll into balls.

  • ServingsServings


  • 2 cups of pitted dates
  • 2 cups of chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • Optional: Shredded Coconuts


  1. Place dates and walnuts in a food processor
  2. Pulse the food processor until it forms a nice paste
  3. Dip the tip of your fingers in vegetable oil
  4. Take pieces of the paste and roll them into small one inch balls
  5. Place it into cupcake paper for a nice display

Optional: Dip date balls in shredded Coconut