Give these to the dried-fruit lover on your list. Choose high-quality, plump, shiny unpitted dates.
- Portion size 36 servings
- Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: January 2003
- 18 whole unblanched almonds
- 1 pkg (8 oz/200 g) marzipan
- 36 dates
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar (optional)
Spread almonds on baking sheet; toast in 350°F (180°C) oven, stirring once, until fragrant and golden, about 10 minutes. Let cool.
Meanwhile, divide marzipan into 36 pieces, about 1 tsp (5 mL) each. Roll each into oval. Cut each date down centre to expose pit; open gently and remove pit. Press marzipan oval into date.
Cut almonds in half and press 1 half into centre of each marzipan oval.
In shallow dish, roll each date in sugar (if using). Refrigerate for 1 hour. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 2 weeks.)
Nutritional facts <b>Per date:</b> about
- Sodium 1 mg
- Protein 1 g
- Calories 56.0
- Total fat 2 g
- Cholesterol 0 mg
- Saturated fat trace
- Total carbohydrate 9 g
- Iron 1.0
- Folate 1.0
- Calcium 1.0