My sister came to visit us last month from Australia and brought us most amazing candy. I was hoping to show you what it was called but with my mom visiting at the same time there was no way an empty box of candy was going to survive the garbage can from three neurotic cleaning Polish ladies. I personally took it out of the can at least 3 times asking everyone to please spare it, just for one photo. In most likelihood I threw it out myself, oblivious to what my other hand was doing.
Anyway the candy was purchased in Dubai and consisted of Dates stuffed with Almonds and dipped in Chocolate. It was amazing, and poof it was gone in a flash. I still find wrappers all over the house. We were hoping to find it on the internet and I am sure my husband sent out a search party, not willing to wait, I made them.
You will need: Box of Pitted Dates (preferably Medjool), bag of your semi sweet or if you prefer dark chocolate, almonds (preferably salted).
Stuff each date with Almond
Pressing the pointy side in
Melt the chocolate in a microwave or in a water bath, making sure you do not get any water into the chocolate.
Dip stuffed dates in the chocolate
Move around with the spoon until covered
Place on wax paper or regular plate to cool
While you are at it may as well dip some strawberries by dragging them by their stem around the chocolate. Don’t stop there look around the cupboards for dried cherries? raisins? bacon? or anything else you think would like a dip.
Don’t you know chocolate makes everything taste better? Just make sure the fruit is patted dried before dipping.
Chill for a few minutes in the refrigerator.
Once they are cooled they go fast, especially with a nice bottle of Champagne. Happy Valentines Day !!!
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