Friday, July 27, 2012

Chocolate Dipped Date And Coconut Balls

Chocolate Dipped Date And Coconut Balls ... These simple treats are made by stuffing dates with nuts, coating with a coconut mixture, dipping in melted chocolate and topping with coconut or nuts. Lots of flavors and textures ... Pure heaven for a sweet-tooth fanatic!

Chocolate Dipped Date And Coconut Balls
Source : Chef Rahat

Ingredients :
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup Icing sugar
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 3 to 4 tbsp.  cream
  • 20 - 24 whole dates, soft
  • 20 - 24 whole almonds
  • 1/2 cup chocolate, chopped
  • Extra desiccated coconut or nuts, for topping
    Method :
    • Melt butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Stir in Icing sugar.
    • Add coconut and cream; cook, stirring frequently until it can be rolled into a ball.
    • Remove from heat and allow the mixture to cool until easy to handle.
    • Cut a slit into each date. Remove the pits and replace with an almond.
    • Divide the coconut mixture into 20 to 24 portions. 
    • Press each portion between the palms of your hands to form a patty. 
    • Place one date in the center, fold the edges up and around the date to completely cover it. Make a smooth ball.
    • Repeat with the remaining mixture and dates.
    • Place balls on paper lined baking trays and refrigerate / freeze until firm. 
    • Melt chocolate in a double-boiler, stirring constantly till the chocolate begins to melt. 
    • Dip each ball into melted chocolate, using a fork, turning to completely coat; tap off excess chocolate. 
    • Place on paper lined baking trays. Sprinkle desiccated coconut on top.
    • Refrigerate or freeze until set.
    • Place in paper cups and refrigerate again until serving.

     Notes :
    • You can replace whole almonds with chopped nuts.
    • Dates should be dried well before coating or it will not hold the coating.
    • When dipping in melted chocolate, take out only few balls at a time from the freezer to keep the balls from getting soft.
    Sending this to Ramadan Friendly Recipes and Joy From Fasting To Feasting – V

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    Thank you for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the recipe!!!


    1. Looks lovely

    2. Perfect..Looks so yummy..thanks for sharing.I will be definitely trying this today at iftaar..

      Happy Happy Ramadan Kareem..

      Have a blessed month dear sis...

    3. hmmm mouthwatering and yummy chocolate..

    4. Hi Ambreen ,

      Great recipe Dear :)))

      Very healthy one...

      Thanks for sharing Ambreen !!!

    5. Ooohhh... Gonna try this sure... Just love it...

      Event: Dish name starts with N

    6. this looks and sounds super yummy, thanks for sending it to my event and using the logo Ambreen

    7. this looks and sounds super yummy, thanks for sending it to my event and using the logo Ambreen

    8. Saw your link on My Turn (for us). Oh my goodness! These look amazing :) Thank you for sharing the recipe!

    9. Hi Ambreen,
      This is a wonderful Chocolate treat, I will just love these little treats. Hope you have a great week end and thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
      Come Back Soon!
      Miz Helen

    10. these are so cute!

    11. These look so absolutely amazing. The flavors as well as the presentation is incredible. I would love if you would share your recipe on my foodie friday party today.

    12. this looks wonderful delicious snack

    13. Almonds stuffed in date? That's brilliant! Thanks for sharing at Passion parade!

    14. yummilicious treat!!!
      Prathima Rao
      Prats Corner

    15. These are very "dangerous" treats !:)
      The kind I can't stop eating

    16. These are perfect little treats!

    17. tempting and inviting clicks.. yummy yum..

    18. °º✿
      º° ✿ ✿彡
      Hummmmm!!! Com chocolate, bom demais!!!!
      Bom domingo!
      º° ✿ ✿彡

    19. Ambreen, I have nominated you blog for the Sunshine Award. Visit my blog for details. Patsy

    20. I am a coconut FANATIC!! Seriously, I cannot wait to try these. P.S. I am officially your newest follower! Yay for being blog friends!!

    21. OMG!!!!!!!these are awesome!!!!!delicious and decadent.

    22. Delicious looking balls...Love the combo..

    23. Yummy!!!!

      Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
      Hope you have a fabulous week!
      Jill @ Creating my way to Success

    24. Love the look of these ,can't wait to try...thanks ofr linking up to Creative Mondays pinning these :)

    25. Dear Ambreen, this looks lovely, and delicious!

    26. Great post. I found you via the Tuesday Talent Show from Chef in Training
      I have linked a pizza I did with leftover roast chicken. Have a good week.

    27. hi ambreeen, this sure is a very interesting way to eat dates- love it when you mix in coconut as well/

    28. Hi! Yum! I'm all for anything coconut! I’m stopping by from Crazy for Crust to say hello. I hope you’ll come visit me at

    29. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. these look so good. My grandfather would have loved these.

    30. Holy cow those look good! All that coconut, yum!

    31. I think the title of your blog describes this treat perfectly! Thanks so much for linking up at One Creative Weekend! I hope to see you back tomorrow.

    32. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your recipe was chosen to be on Today's Feature Post from Cast Party Wednesday! Thank You for sharing your recipe with us!
      ---Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain---

    33. You have outdone yourself again! You always make the most delicious looking food. Thanks for linking at Snips and Spice Sunday Slice. I hope to see you again this week!

    34. I just came from recipe Sharing and so your great cutout cookies and here I am looking at all your wonderful recipes and food! You're a great chef!! I just followed you, hope you like to do the same, this way I won't miss your recipes again!

    35. Oh my these look amazing! I can't wait to try this recipe. I love dates and have only ever used them in breads. Have a wonderful week :)

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    Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory)

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