Marzipan-Stuffed Dates with Almonds

Author: Canadian Living

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

Ingredients

  • 18 whole unblanched almonds
  • 1 pkg (8 oz/200 g) marzipan
  • 36 dates
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar (optional)

Method

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

%RDI

  • Iron 1.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 1.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 0.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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