Here are some easy and tasty recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth during the holiday season.
Cinnamon-Almond-Date-Treat (Zimt –Mandel-Dattel-Baellchen)
- 70g dried dates
- 70g almonds (possibly soak before using)
- 1 good dash of ground cinnamon
- some additional cinnamon and sliced almonds for coating
Wash dates and dab dry, remove the stone. Grind the almonds, purée the dates and almonds, add the cinnamon and mix thoroughly. Form the mass in small balls, roll the balls in cinnamon and sprinkle with almond slices.
Chocolate Mounts (Schokoladen-Berge)
- 120g walnuts
- 65g coco powder
- 1 pinch of sea salt
- 220g dates
Chop the walnuts in a blender. Add cocoa and the pinch of sea salt and mix together till the mixture is well mixed and everywhere chocolatey brown.
Wash the dates and dab dry, add individually half dates and mix thoroughly (if you like it more sweetly, you may add some maple syrup). The mass should be such that it sticks well together when you press it together.
Finally press the mixture flat into a form and refrigerate until ready to serve; cut in portions when still cold.
- 10 dried dates
- 20 whole cashews
- 100g chocolate (70% cocoa)
Wash dates and dab dry, cut in half lengthwise and remove the stone. Fill each date half with 2 cashews, press the cashews into the flesh of the date, so that the nuts will hold and do not fall out. Melt the chocolate in water bath (pot set in hot water) and dip the filled dates in the liquefied chocolate. Place on parchment paper to dry and cool down
Tipp: The confectionary can be placed in small paper cups and used as small sweet presents all year around.
Exotic Cashew-Mango-Coconut-Treats (Cashew-Mango-Kokos-Baellchen)
- 70g dried mangos (soak in clear water for 30 minutes)
- 70g cashews (possibly also soak before using)
- 35g coconut flakes
- additional coconut flakes for decoration
Soak the mango for 30 minutes in clear water, dab dry. Grind the cashews, add mango and coconut flakes, and mix thoroughly till the mass has a uniform consistency.
Form small balls and roll them in coconut flakes.
Guten Appetit! Enjoy and have a wonderful holiday!
Date photo by Denise Krebs