Recipe: Coconut Rolled Dates - Stuffed

by Habeeb Salloum, Oct 3, 2006 | Destinations: Iraq / Saudi Arabia / Riyadh

1 pound soft-whole dried dates, pitted
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
3/4 cup half and half cream
2/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon orange blossom water
4 tablespoons cocoa
1 cup shredded coconut, spread on a dish

Slit dates on one side, then stuff with walnuts. Press closed; then set aside.

Place cream in a small pot, then bring to boil. Add sugar, then stir over medium heat until it melts. Add orange blossom water and cocoa then, stirring constantly, cook over medium/low heat for 5 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

Dip dates in the cocoa syrup, then roll them in coconut and place on a serving tray.

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