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
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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!!!

    46 comments :

    1. Looks lovely
      http://www.followfoodiee.com/

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    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...

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    3. hmmm mouthwatering and yummy chocolate..
      http://www.indiantastyfoodrecipes.com/

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    4. Hi Ambreen ,

      Great recipe Dear :)))

      Very healthy one...

      Thanks for sharing Ambreen !!!

      www.southindiafoodrecipes.blogspot.in

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

      Event: Dish name starts with N

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

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

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

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    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

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    10. 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.

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    11. this looks wonderful delicious snack

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

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    13. yummilicious treat!!!
      Prathima Rao
      Prats Corner

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

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    15. These are perfect little treats!

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    16. tempting and inviting clicks.. yummy yum..

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    17. °º✿
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      Hummmmm!!! Com chocolate, bom demais!!!!
      Bom domingo!
      Beijinhos.
      Brasil彡✿
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    18. Ambreen, I have nominated you blog for the Sunshine Award. Visit my blog for details. Patsy

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    19. 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!!

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

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    21. Delicious looking balls...Love the combo..

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    22. Yummy!!!!


      Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
      Hope you have a fabulous week!
      Jill @ Creating my way to Success
      http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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

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

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    25. 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.

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

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    27. 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 jugglingactmama.blogspot.com

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

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

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    30. 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.

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    31. 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---
      http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com/?p=32490

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    32. 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!

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    33. 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!
      FABBY

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    34. 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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    Thank you for visiting and brightening my day with your sweet comments. I try my best to respond to your comments ASAP, though it might take some time to get back to you.

    Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory)

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