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Chocolate Dipped Dates Stuffed with Orange, Coconut and Ricotta

Makes 20

Ingredients

  • 200g fresh Australian ricotta
  • 1/4 cup toasted shredded coconut
  • 1-2 tablespoons orange liqueur
  • finely grated rind of 1 orange
  • 20 fresh dates
  • 180g dark chocolate, melted
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Method

  1. 1. Combine ricotta, coconut, liqueur and grated orange rind in a bowl.
  2. 2. Slit each date down one side and remove the pip, stuff teaspoonfuls of ricotta mixture into pitted dates and chill for 30 minutes.
  3. 3. Dip half of each ricotta filled date in melted chocolate, shaking off excess. Place dates on a baking paper lined tray and refrigerate until chocolate is firm.

Tips / Handy Hints

Preparation Time: 30 minutes + 1 hour setting time Ricotta mixture is also delicious used as a filling for chocolate cake. This recipe requires fresh ricotta available cut from the wedge at most delicattessens and supermarket delis. You can also dip the entire date in chocolate, if desired. Dates will keep refrigerated for 2-3 days.

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