Holwah Tamar (Iraqi Date Sweets)
A fruity, spicy-sweet treat.
Place pitted dates, cardamom and orange zest in a food processor and chop to form a course paste. If you do not have a food processor, chop finely with a knife.
Take small pieces of paste and roll to make small balls, like meatballs (wet your hands to keep them from sticking). Enclose 1 or more almonds in the middle of each ball. Roll some of the balls in sesame seeds and some in coconut, or choose just one or the other.
Store in a sealed container at room temperature until ready to serve.
Recipe by, PCC Cooks instructor