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Chocolate Covered Dates

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Ingredients
  Dates 10 Ounce (1 Box)
  Almond paste 2 Ounce
  Sweet cooking chocolate 4 Ounce
  Cocktail cherries 2 Tablespoon
  Shelled walnuts 3 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Take a large bowl, sift on confectioners' sugar.
2. Add superfine sugar along with almonds and mix well.
3. Stir in lemon juice along with 2 to 3 drops almond extract.
4. Slowly add beaten egg and using fingers or a wooden spoon, stir the mixture to a firm, manageable dough.
5. Transfer to a lightly floured surface, knead and roll out.
6. Keep aside uncooked almond paste till used.

MAKING
7. Using a small sharp knife, make a slit and deseed the dates.
8. Using uncooked almond paste, stuff dates and seal again.
9. Take a bowl, add chocolate. Place on a pan containing hot water and melt the chocolate.
10. Using two forks, dip stuffed dates in the melted chocolate.
11. Keep immersed till dates are evenly coated. Remove excess chocolate brushing off.
12. Arrange on waxed paper and allow to dry.
13. When the chocolate-covered dates are partially dry, garnish with shelled walnut pieces or halved well-drained cocktail cherries.
14. Allow to dry thoroughly.

SERVING
15. Serve instantly.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Melted
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Date
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1940 Calories from Fat 884

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 106 g162.4%

Saturated Fat 41 g205.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 38.9 mg1.6%

Total Carbohydrates 285 g94.9%

Dietary Fiber 47.9 g191.5%

Sugars 206.2 g

Protein 34 g67.7%

Vitamin A 1.1% Vitamin C 6.5%

Calcium 37.1% Iron 138.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Chocolate Covered Dates Recipe