Khajur Paak is one of my absolutely favorite sweets, it is so simple to make and so nutritious! I still love all the Diwali sweets loaded with ghee and sugar, but not as much as this simple Khajur Paak (as we call it in Gujarati) or Date Nut Slices.
When you live in a world with so much access to good food, you can forget that simple foods are the best, homemade with just a few ingredients. Nuts were so expensive when I was growing up in India, we did only enjoy these occasionally or during festivals. I am grateful that I had almost no processed food growing up, which meant I got to eat treats like these date rolls.
Here is my mom’s basic recipe that I published for my local pbs, with my simple techniques, to make these: Date Nut Slices.