Jelly rings, hard marshmallow chocolate things, “fruit”slices, dry cake, and the delightfully fatty macaroons… quite the array to choose from. If you are unfamiliar with each of these desserts, call yourself lucky. I love the tradition of Passover but MAN… the dessert choices aren’t so awesome.
In years past I have made caramelized chocolate matzo and I have every intention of making it again this year, however, I needed to spice things up this go around.
I love the coconut date rolls from the bulk section of Whole Foods. I buy them from time to time because they are a great dessert replacement. I have been thinking about making them but was unsure as to what to do. While in the kitchen today I was fiddling around and finally figured out how to make these awesome little treats. What’s even better is that they are Passover friendly!
I made a batch to bring to seder and am excited to share!
Coconut Date Rolls
Plan coconut and Cashew Coconut
14 pitted dates
coconut shreds (about 3/4 c)
chopped cashews (optional)
These dates are dangerously delicious
Kosher for Passover nuts from Whole Foods
Pitt the dates. Make sure to pull any tough pieces that remain.
Mash dates with a spoon (or hand) until soft.
Roll the dates into small nuggets. They can get quite sticky but once you put the coconut on them you can manipulate them more.
Not the most attractive food 🙂
Roll nuggets into coconut shreds and coat.
For cashew rolls, dice up cashews and add to the rolling process. You can purchase Kosher for Passover nuts at Whole Foods.
chop into small pieces
Place into air tight container and store in fridge until ready to be served.