Coconut dates recipe Follow this easy recipe and enjoy a delicious dessert By Time Out Abu Dhabi staff 24 August 2011 Ingredients1 1/2 cups blanched almonds2 1/2 cups soft pitted dates1 tsp ground cardamom2 cups desiccated coconut1/2 cup unsalted butterMethod• Shallow fry the almonds in a little oil until golden brown. Then place them on absorbent paper to get rid of excess oil.• Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan and add in dates and ground cardamom. SIMILAR ARTICLES New menu: Café Bateel New look: Brunswick. Eatery | Bar | Terrace WATCH: Taking on Dubai’s metre-long hot dog Time Out vs ubk's one-metre hot dog • Stir well over low heat, until well blended and then set aside to cool.• Wet your palm and place a small amount of the date mixture, roll into a smooth ball and press an almond into the centre. • Fold the sides and shape into a ball again, with the almond hidden in the middle.• Roll each date in the desiccated coconut and serve.