Marzipan-Stuffed Christmas Dates

Author: Canadian Living

Use plump, sweet Medjool dates for these simple no-bake four-ingredient treats. When decoratively wrapped, they make fantastic hostess gifts. 

  • Portion size 46 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Holiday Cookbook: Fall 2009

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dried apricot
  • 1/2 cup shelled pistachio
  • 1 pkg marzipan
  • 46 Medjool dates

Method

Finely chop apricots and pistachios. In bowl and using hands, mash together marzipan, apricots and pistachios. Divide into 46 pieces of about 1 tsp (5 mL) each; roll each into 1-1/4-inch (3 cm) log.

Cut each date down 1 side of centre to expose pit; open gently and remove pit. Press marzipan log into hollow. Serve at room temperature. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 3 weeks.)

Nutritional facts Per piece: about

  • Sodium 1 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 101.0
  • Total fat 2 g
  • Potassium 217 mg
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat trace
  • Total carbohydrate 22 g

%RDI

  • Iron 3.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 2.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 2.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 1.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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