Walnut stuffed Dates with Coconut

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A quick and easy recipe for dates stuffed with a mixture of toasted walnuts and sesame seeds flavoured with cinnamon, orange zest and rose water. For the coating, I have used coconut flakes and pumpkin seeds, but any other nuts or seeds would work just fine here. They are great as a light dessert, a snack, or just anytime you feel like a nibble.

  • 70 g Walnuts, toasted
  • 30 g Sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 20 g Brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Orange zest
  • 1-2 tsp Rose water
  • 10 g Coconut oil, melted
  • 30 Lightly dried dates, pitted
  • 30 g Coconut flakes
  • 40 g Pumpkin seeds, finely chopped
  1. Toast walnuts, and sesame seeds in a dry skillet until fragrant, about 5 minutes, and then remove them from the heat and set aside to cool.
  2. Place walnuts, sesame, cinnamon, sugar and orange zest in a coffee grinder. Process until you have a thick paste. Turn the paste into a bowl and stir in rose water.
  3. Fill each date with about a teaspoon of nut mixture. Brush with melted coconut oil and coat with coconut flakes or chopped pumpkin seeds.

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Rosa's Yummy Yums 29/9/12 08:56

Deliciously healthy!



Vimitha Anand 29/9/12 11:45

Healthy for everyone... Simple

Tini 29/9/12 11:48

Oh the little treats, always irresistable. Would love this recipe with Medjool dates!


Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen 29/9/12 12:58

Very impressive with the coconut. Another fabulous appetizer to add to my list. Hope I can find some rose water...

betty manousos 29/9/12 13:30

wow, that looks so delicious!
love healthy and simple recipes.

thanks for sharing:)

have a great weekend!

Guru Uru 29/9/12 13:31

Definitely one of the best stuffings my friend :D

Choc Chip Uru

Amy (Savory Moments) 29/9/12 14:53

Oh, I love dates. They are so sweet and sticky! This is a lovely way to dress them up. Look so yummy.

Belinda @zomppa 29/9/12 15:09

Love the addition of the rosewater. Sounds like a perfect holiday appeizer!

tania@mykitchenstories.com.au 29/9/12 15:22

this sounds very good Angie and good for you too. We should have them with some triple cream cheese....

Cardamom Hills 29/9/12 17:17

Wow....LOve those pictures....beautiful!! Dates and nuts could never go wrong...coconut seems to be an interesting addition....i have never tried that :-) sound like a perfect blend though!

Susan 29/9/12 17:27

I make these to go in my Christmas box of cookies I give. They really are wonderful accompaniments with combinations of nuts of coconut to balance the sweetness of the dates.
The quote was definitely something my mother would have said--thank you for bringing back a memory, XOXO

Anonymous 29/9/12 17:57

These are amazing Angie! You now take very professional pictures. Did you go on a course? I love the way you have presented these dates and they make gorgeous healthy snacks. Have a nice weekend.

wok with ray 29/9/12 18:05

These little bites are packed with flavor and nutrition. I don't mind having a bag of these treats on my side to nibble. Have a good weekend, Angie! :)

http://platanosmangoes.com 29/9/12 18:52

Angie this is really so beautiful....

Catherine 29/9/12 19:20

Dear Angie, This brings back memories. It is task I was given as a little girl to stuff the dates for the holiday dinner.
These little treats are both healthy and delicious. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

Patty 29/9/12 21:33

I would take a beautiful healthy snack made with stuffed dates any day- wonderful creative idea and the photos are stunning;-)

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook 29/9/12 22:08

I love dates! These look so good. You come up with such creative and delicious things.

Eva Taylor 29/9/12 22:08

Delightful, I love the flavours and textures and they are so darn easy! We've stuffed dates with blue cheese and that was wonderful too.

Curt Iffert 29/9/12 23:03

I was thinking what I could possibly start to write after starring at the screen so long... I just want to eat everything you have on these my goodness they look incredible!

Kelly Mulcair Registered Nutritionist. Content © 2011 Trinity Nutrition. 30/9/12 01:10

What a delightful idea for a nibble Angie ~ these must taste scrumptious!

Reeni Pisano 30/9/12 01:55

We eat something like this around Christmas time, always store bought - it's nice to know I can make them myself! These look much better!

Elisabeth 30/9/12 03:02

Love your stuffed dates, Angie. Lora has a container of beautiful dates sitting on her kitchen counter, and it's almost all gone...all of us snacking on it. Such a great and simple method to prepare these delicious dates with the walnuts, an roll them into the flake coconuts...yumm:)xo

Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet 30/9/12 03:04

This is totally my kind of little treat. Love coconut and dates! Gorgeous as always, Angie!!

Rebecca Subbiah 30/9/12 04:08

these are fun little nibbles with Middle Eastern flavor like it

rita cooks italian 30/9/12 08:11

coconut and dates, I have to remember this combination for the festive season treats!

Sameena Prathap 30/9/12 12:23

wow...yummy and gorgeous stuffinh with dates and cocnut...what a combo...:)



Munatycooking 30/9/12 17:13

Angie, I was surprised to see this post. In the middle east stuffed dates with nuts, and at times they stuff it with chocolate and then roll it in chocolate powder, are served in royal families weddings! This is very popular in Gulf countries, so thanks for the royal treat :)

Karen (Back Road Journal) 30/9/12 23:53

The dates sound outstanding! They will be perfect as a little nibble when you don't want a heavy dessert.

Ilke 1/10/12 02:02

My mom used to make similar recipe but with dried apricots. Dates sound better, softer.
I made your bulgur bread one more time this weekend. Next is overnight sesame rolls with yogurt :)

Priscilla | ShesCookin 1/10/12 02:20

OK, you know I love anything with nuts and coconut! Great healthy and delicious snack or appetizer, Angie.

Amanda 1/10/12 03:45

trying this out right now!

mjskit 1/10/12 04:04

I almost bought dates today at the market - darn! These look delicious and what a great healthy snack! Guess I need to go back to the market.

Nammi 1/10/12 04:55

great flavours. What kind of camera do you use , the shots are so great!

Mich - Piece of Cake 1/10/12 05:30

That sounds like a great idea! I see dates being sold but have no idea what to do with them. Never thought of stuffing them and then coating them again. It would be a great and healthy snack.

Koko 1/10/12 08:29

Angie, I just know that I will be making these soon. I absolutely adore dates. I often stuff them with almond (or almond butter) and top with coconut.

swati 1/10/12 08:32

dates are generally considered healthy and are eaten mostly during winters in India....this is a great twist to the ordinary ones. love the recipe!

Baker Street 1/10/12 09:15

I absolutely love the idea of rolling the dates in a coconut and pumpkin mixture. Simple and delicious.

Katerina 1/10/12 10:39

These are beautiful little treats! My husband loves coconut!

The Café Sucré Farine 1/10/12 11:49

Could I just have the whole bowl please? These look quite addictive, Angie!

Medeja 1/10/12 13:02

What a delicious treat! I think I would be snacking till all of them are finished :D

Tricia @ saving room for dessert 1/10/12 15:22

With these around I think I would feel a lot like nibbling! Very nice. I recently tried a recipe with dates stuffed with a candied orange peel, an almond and the whole thing dipped in chocolate. I liked it ok but think this sounds so much better. Very nice Angie.

Happy Cook / Finla 1/10/12 15:47

Wish i could pick few of them.

Pam 1/10/12 16:54

I love anything with coconut - they look great.

lena 1/10/12 17:14

i never seen anything like this..stuffed dates. it's really a brand new idea for me, thanks so much angie! really inspiring!

Anonymous 1/10/12 17:17

Those look quite tasty! Pretty enough for the holidays too :)

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 1/10/12 19:25

Sometimes I forget how much I enjoy dates! What a wonderful idea to serve them like this and I will definitely be trying these.

The Squishy Monster 1/10/12 20:00

I love how we can rely on you for healthy snacks that still satisfy your sweet tooth!

Gloria 2/10/12 02:37

aahhh Angie these look absolutely awesomw!! and delicious of course!!

Gloria 2/10/12 02:38

aahhh Angie these look absolutely awesomw!! and delicious of course!!

Rosita Vargas 2/10/12 02:40

Ohh angie están exquisitos y absolutamente lindos una delicia ,abrazos hugs,hugs.

Cass @foodmyfriend 2/10/12 02:55

Angie, I'm starting my diet today, stop posting such delicious stuff! I just got told 1 date is 130 calories!!!!

Debra Eliotseats 2/10/12 03:35

Another truly delicious sounding bite!

Lizzy Do 2/10/12 10:57

What a beautiful way to serve dates! Perfect to add to a cheese tray...and so yummy, too.

Roz P. 3/10/12 15:39

Oh Angie, these little date darlings have to be so delicious. Healthy for us too! Just love these!

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Spicie Foodie 3/10/12 19:25

Can I give this a five star rating? I will! What a delicious recipe and treat. Going to pin it so I can give them a try. Thanks for sharing Angie:)

Anonymous 4/10/12 00:23

MMMMMMMMMMMMM,...Excellent & tasty creations! Great as lovely appetizers or as petit-fours!

Amelia 5/10/12 04:04

Hi Angie, another interesting recipe. This look really good and the combination look great. Thanks for sharing.

Have a nice day,regards.

Heidi Szczepanski 5/10/12 15:12

Nice recipe. Saving to my list. I love coconut. Thank you for sharing. Exede

Lyndsey Chapin 6/10/12 18:17

Yum! Would it bee okay to have these for my lunch?! :D I am looking for recipies using dates and here they are the star!

Saskia (1=2) 6/10/12 22:53

These sound (and look!) amazing. I'm sure my boys would love them too. Love the addition of orange zest and rose water.

Anonymous 7/10/12 12:51

I think this is perfect for Christmas lunch
In Itay is tradition eat dates for Christmas
Thank you for this idea.
Bye from Italy

Lorraine Joy Alegria-Vizcarra 12/10/12 20:46

Those make perfect snacks instead of my normal cookies and candies ;D

Anonymous 16/10/12 13:34

Yum!!! looks so delectable!! yum yum yum

Kiran @ KiranTarun.com 17/10/12 22:50

Brilliant! I've never thought of stuffing dates with delicious ingredients :)

Kit @ i-lostinausten 18/10/12 07:52

Great idea for X'mas give away! You're really talented & full with wonderful recipes! YUM! :)


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