Ancient Egyptian Date Candy

Michelle Grooms Recipe

By Michelle Grooms Waterfaery

I take no credit for this recipe whatsoever. It was found on a tomb wall in Egypt during an archaeological dig. All I did was adapt the instructions to read a little easier; steps and ingredients are the originals. It is a yummy candy and I just had to share the recipe. If you like dates or figs, you'll love it!

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1 c
fresh dates
1 tsp
ground cinnamon
1 tsp
ground cardamom
2 c
almonds, chopped
confectioners' sugar
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Directions Step-By-Step

Mix the dates and a little bit of water in the food processor to a thick paste. Add the cinnamon and cardamom and mix well. In a pie plate or similar flat dish, spread one cup of ground almonds into a layer. Sprinkle a light layer of confectioner's sugar over the almonds. Spread the date mixture over the top, being careful not to disturb the almond layer underneath. Sprinkle another light layer of confectioner's sugar over the date paste. Top with the rest of the ground almonds, pressing lightly into the pan. Keep in the refrigerator to prevent it from spoiling and to keep it from being too sticky. Cut into small pieces.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy