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Coconut Dates

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Dates are commonly found in Middle Eastern desserts. They are sweet, yet not too sugary, making them the perfect dessert.

Dates rolled in coconut shavings is a popular tea accompaniment in Saudi Arabia. This coconut date recipe is simple and the taste is amazing!

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. pitted dates
  • 2 cups coconut shavings
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 lb. toasted almonds
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Preparation:

Toast the almonds and set aside. See How to Toast Almonds for easy recipe.

In a medium saute pan, melt butter and add sugar. Add water and place dates in mixture over low heat for 5 to 10 minutes.

Remove from heat and allow to cool. Take each date and form into rectangular, finger shapes. Place an almond in the center of the date, then proceed to roll in coconut shavings. Repeat with remaining dates.

Makes 15-20 coconut dates. Serve immediately, or cover and store on counter top for up to 3 days.
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sticky dates, Member maxinesparkles

it started when i had a box of dates left over i didnt want to waste them, so i followed this simple recipe. I added a little rose water to the mixture and rolled the dates in ground mixed nuts as well as coconut. MMM delicious!

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Saad Fayed

Saad Fayed
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