Date Coconut Rolls

For your Rosh Hashanah table.

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When is Rosh Hashanah 2015? Click here to find out.

The special Rosh Hashanah prayer before eating a date (tamar in Hebrew) includes the phrase “yitamuhataim”–may the wicked cease.

Ingredients

  1. 1 lb medjool dates, pitted
  2. 1 cup slivered almonds
  3. Finely shredded coconut, for rolling

Directions

Pulse dates and almonds in a food processor until they form a malleable paste. Form 1-inch balls from the date mixture and roll in shredded coconut.

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Leah Koenig is a writer and cookbook author whose work has been published in The New York Times Magazine, Saveur, CHOW, Food Arts, Tablet, Gastronomica, and Every Day with Rachael Ray. Leah writes a monthly food column for The Forward and a bimonthly column for Saveur.com called “One Ingredient, Many Ways.” She is the former Editor-in-Chief of the award-winning blog, The Jew & The Carrot, and she is a frequent contributor to MyJewishLearning.com, where her recipes are very popular, and highly praised. Her first cookbook, The Hadassah Everyday Cookbook: Daily Meals for the Contemporary Jewish Kitchen, was published by Rizzoli in 2011. The book was named one of the “Best Books of 2011? by Library Journal and The Kitchn called it “a big, beautiful book that is also down-to-earth and completely accessible.”

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Description

When is Rosh Hashanah 2015? Click here to find out.

The special Rosh Hashanah prayer before eating a date (tamar in Hebrew) includes the phrase “yitamuhataim”–may the wicked cease.

Ingredients

  1. 1 lb medjool dates, pitted
  2. 1 cup slivered almonds
  3. Finely shredded coconut, for rolling

Directions

Pulse dates and almonds in a food processor until they form a malleable paste. Form 1-inch balls from the date mixture and roll in shredded coconut.

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