Ancient Egyptian Date Candy

Michelle Grooms Recipe

By Michelle Grooms Waterfaery

30 Min

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

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

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Jul 4, 2011 - Penny Hall shared this recipe with discussion groups: Autism for Kids CKD Recipes Cooking healthy Low Sodium No Problem TRIED & TRUE RECIPES
virginia parrish virginiaann
Jul 4, 2011
I love fresh dates & almonds. I am gonna try this just as soon as I get some cardamon. I already have everything else. By light layer of sugar do you mean thick enough so you can't see the almonds?or should I be able to see some almonds?
Michelle Grooms Waterfaery
Jul 5, 2011
That depends entirely on your sweet tooth. A thicker layer makes it sweeter and stickier, but in the fridge it shouldn't be a problem. I used just enough to make it look like the almonds had been snowed on, but I could still see them under the sugar. Dates are pretty rich to me anyway, so I didn't use much.
virginia parrish virginiaann
Jul 6, 2011
Thanks I do have a sweet tooth but I cut back when i can. Dates are sweet enough for me to. Although I have noticed some containers are sweeter than others I buy Medjool since thats what I can get buy here.
Aug 27, 2011 - Monica H shared this recipe with discussion group: EXOTIC SPICES, INGREDIENTS AND FOODS
Monica H MonisiaH
Aug 27, 2011
Amazing recipe; thanks for sharing...