Why not go for something healthy for a change?
So easy to make,even with kids,leaving an open door for many creative variations,Date balls are made essentially of Dates which are high in Iron and Calcium besides being a very healthy form of natural carbohydrates.
Pitted Dates (there are prepared pastes,but I prefer choosing my own nice dates,and pitting them by myself thank you very much..)
Roughly chopped Walnuts
Freshly squeezed Lemon/or Salt(optional)
A few drops of Sesame oil (optional)
After pitting the Dates,pressing them together forms a paste.Treat it as molding clay and be creative!
I sprinkle some cinnamon,a few drops of Rosewater(usually found where you find Mediteranean products),a few drops of freshly squeezed lemon for a bit of contrast to the sweetness of the Dates(or a bit of Salt if you prefer),and a few drops of Sesame oil too smoothen the paste if you like(optional).Add the chopped Walnuts,roll into balls, and roll them into a plate of Sesame seeds.
And..presto! Fun Yummy sweets to be kept in the refrigerator to harden.
Feel free to use the date paste as a base to which you can experiment with any other chopped nuts and spices of your choice!