Nutty date sweet

November 09, 2015

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Ingredients

  1. 60 grams butter or margarine
  2. 500 grams dates, chopped
  3. pinch of nutmeg or cardamom, ground
  4. 90 grams almonds, chopped
  5. 90 grams pistachios, chopped
  6. 90 grams cashews, chopped
  7. 3 tablespoon desiccated coconut

Directions

  1. Melt the butter or margarine in a saucepan, add dates and cook over low heat until they begin to soften.
  2. Add nutmeg or cardamom and nuts. Mix thoroughly until all nuts are blended into the date mixture.
  3. Put the mixture on an oiled surface, oil the palms of your hands and roll out into two thick tubes and finally roll them in desiccated coconut.
  4. Place the rolls on a greased tray and refrigerate for 24 hours.
  5. Remove from the fridge, slice into 6mm (¼ inch) thick rounds on the chopping board. Store in a tin. Makes 25-30 pieces.