Date Coconut Rolls
For your Rosh Hashanah table.
The special Rosh Hashanah prayer before eating a date (tamar in Hebrew) includes the phrase “yitamuhataim”–may the wicked cease.
1 lb medjool dates, pitted
1 cup slivered almonds
Finely shredded coconut, for rolling
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.
Pronounced: roshe hah-SHAH-nah, also roshe ha-shah-NAH, Origin: Hebrew, the Jewish new year.