Delicious Date Bites

I recommend having a box of Medjool dates in your pantry or refrigerator. They make a satisfying dessert with a cup of tea. They are sweet, chewy, and jam-packed with vitamins and minerals. Take time to read the package because they have an expiry date. The average Medjool date has 66 calories and more food value than you will find in most other small snacks. You can usually find them in the produce department in a plastic cube box. 

My friend Sakina was born in Morocco and makes delicious, exotic treats. She often incorporates walnuts, ground almonds, dates, and spices. I learn something new from her at each visit. She introduced me to orange blossom waterwhich I was able to buy at Super Store. Sakina prepares a tray of 18 or more dates by washing them, splitting them with a paring knife, and removing the pits. She then dips them in orange flower water and places them on a tray to dry. You can also use a squeeze of fresh lemon juice if you prefer. She stuffs a half walnut into each date and pinches the sides together. These delights will keep in the fridge for a couple of weeks. 

A tea party at Sakina’s involves a tray of small bites, much like my mother used to serve for breakfast; for more small bite ideas read Breakfast Tea.  

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Comments (4)

  • Marion Newton November 30, 2018 at 08:24 pm

    I have been the fortunate recipient of much of Sakina’s superb baking! One of my favourite treats are her dates stuffed with walnuts. The combination is delicious and a much appreciated snack at any time in my day!!

  • Fadila Selouani November 30, 2018 at 07:03 am

    I have already tried these delicious stuffed dates. My friend Sakina made them for me and they are so delicious. Thanks my friend for the good recipes.

  • Tessy Cazares November 29, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    Yummmm.... I have tried these and they truly are Delicious. I have had the privilege to meet both wonderful ladies and I can assure you that even though these treats are amazing, they are nothing compared to the expirirence of having a nice conversation with both. I can’t wait to see you both soon and enjoy these dates once more together 😍

  • Safi Elzayyat November 28, 2018 at 09:54 pm

    Best dates you can ever eat.
    My friend sakina is making such an irresistible recipe with the stuffed
    Medjool dates. They are beyond delicious.
    I really recommend everyone to try it with tea or coffee.
    Happy holidays :)

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