Marzipan Dates
Beautiful and Festive, marzipan dates add colour to the Mimouna table, or any other occasion. For an extra celebratory look, place each date into a paper cup, just like a truffle, or decorate with sprinkles. Trying this recipe at home? Share your pics with us! Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @federationCJA #jewishfoodproject
  1. Grind almonds with sugar in a food processor, or mix already ground almonds with sugar in food processor.
  2. Add egg to mixture and knead into a dough.
  3. Divide into balls (tennis ball size). Add a bit of food colouring to each ball, and leave some marzipan a natural colour.
  4. Cut dates lengthwise through each date (but do not slice in half). Remove the pit.
  5. Roll marzipan into cylinders smaller than date and stuff each date.
  6. Decorate with crushed pistachios or walnuts, and Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

What to do with leftover marzipan? Make small balls, and place a piece of walnut on either side.

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