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Recipe for Date Sweets

Submitted by: Melissa

Recipe Ingredients:
1/4 cup  Butter
2 cups  Pitted Chopped Dates
1/2 cup  Toasted Flour or Crushed Cookie (Graham Crackers may be used)
1/2 tsp  Ground Cardamom
1/2 tsp  Ground Fennel Seeds
1/2 tsp  Coriander Seeds
1/2 cup  Nuts (Chef's choice)

Cooking Directions:
1.  In a heavy frying pan, melt butter on medium heat.

2.  Mash in dates with the back of a wooden spoon. If dates are dry and hard to mash, add in a little hot water to soften them.

3.  While mashing, gradually sprinkle in crushed cookies, cardamom, fennel and coriander.

4.  Spread the mixture on a flat tray or plate, about 1/2 inch thick Press nuts well onto the surface. When cool, cut into small squares and serve.

5.  Serves 6

    Graham Cracker Crumbs Graham Cracker Crumbs
Ground graham cracker crumbs are perfect to making your own pie crust. Use as topping on ice cream, yogurt, or on cakes.

Ground Cardamom Ground Cardamom
Cardamom is a wonderful spice used to flavor many foods and drinks. It has a strong unique taste with an intense aromatic fragrance. Cardamom is often used in Middle Eastern food.

Pitted Dates Pitted Dates
A delicious date containing no pits. Ideal for baking and great just to pop in your mouth.

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