Instagram Email me!
I wrote a book! If you've ever wanted to learn a bit more about creating recipes, this series is designed for you. The first book focuses on cookies, because who doesn't love cookies?
Available now on Kindle.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Marzipan Dates



I've made these almost every Christmas for as long as I can remember. They're ridiculously simple, but very tasty, and you don't even need a recipe - just some dates, some marzipan, and some chocolate.

If your dates have stones, take them out, and then open the dates along ther length. Cut small pieces of marzipan, roll into date-sized sausages, and insert one into each date.

When you've done as many dates as you fancy, melt some chocolate and half-dip each date in chocolate. Leave them to cool on greaseproof paper and voila, you have chocolate-dipped, marzipan-stuffed dates to feed to your friends (if you're feeling generous - I usually eat about half by the time I've finished making them...).




This post is part of the Creative Christmas Countdown 2010. Read the rules then link up here:




9 comments:

Yenta Mary said...

I love dates and chocolate, and I absolutely ADORE marzipan! Thank you so much for sharing these!!! Now if I could just maneuver one off the screen to eat right now ... :)

christine said...

drat!!! Guess who was going to write about marzipan stuffed dates? xx

Ginny said...

This brings back memories, my grandmother used to make these every year. But she didn't dip them in chocolate, what a brilliant idea!

thesurpriselily.com said...

Yum! I might have to make these after the kiddos go to bed and eat them all myself!

Louiz said...

Oh wow, that sounds really really tasty. Mist try this sometime:)

lakeviewer said...

Nice and easy does it, yes.
Happy Holidays, Rachel.

Alice Braga said...

I love the simplicity of your "recipe." I go even simpler -- just the dates themselves, especially if they're organic medjool dates from Israel. I know it's not exactly buying local, but oh my, they're delicious.

My daughter also loves them blended with baby spinach into a smoothie. I dare you to serve that at your next party. :)

Taste of Beirut said...

These resemble the marzipan stuffed dates that are served every holiday in Lebanon and throughout the Middle East; I love the idea of the chocolate coating, which is starting to make its appearance in candy stores in Lebanon as well. Chocolate is after all the universal treat!

cornflakegirl74 said...

WOW, these look absolutely DELICIOUS, Rachel! My family is German so Marzipan is always a holiday staple :)

Thanks for another great recipe!

Post a Comment

Thanks for dropping in! I'd love to hear what you have to say, and if you leave a URL, I'll be round to visit you soon. (Comment moderation is on because the spam has become overwhelming!)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...