Dates and Nuts Squares
a sweet treat recipe
by Shibi Thomas
I am a software engineer by profession and a food blogger, food photographer and food stylist by passion. I host a cooking show on the South Indian TV channel - Asianet
. I have been blogging at FlavzCorner.com
since 2012. I love experimenting with new cuisines and travel a lot. I try to connect food with beautiful memories that convey stories through my visual art. My Instagram handle is @FlavzCorner
These Dates and Nut Squares studded with beautiful rose petals are not only eye catching sweet treats, but are also a delicious and healthy, refined sugar free treat that has a prefect note of cardamom flavor.
TIME (ACTIVE) | 20 M
TIME (INACTIVE) | 2 H
TOTAL | 2 H 20 M
| 16 (1.4 oz) squares
8X8 INCH SQUARE PAN
Dry roast the nuts in a pan on slow heat for 5 minutes and transfer to a bowl to cool down for 10 minutes.
Remove the skin of the cardamom pods and ground the seeds into a powder.
Once the roasted nuts cools down, pulse them with the coconut flakes in a food processor to get a coarse mix.
Add the pitted dates and pulse till everything looks like a coarse mix.
Heat a pan and melt the ghee/butter. Add the mix into the melted ghee/butter and cook on low heat for 5 minutes till the dates starts to soften. Add the cardamom powder.
Transfer the mix to a 8" x 8" square pan lined with parchment paper. Press the mix well and let it cool at room temperature for 2 hrs. Cut them into squares. Garnish with pistachio slices and rose petals.
These Dates and Nuts squares can be stored in air tight container at room temperature for 1 week. If refrigerated in air tight containers, it can stay fresh up to 2 weeks.
Use a mortar and pestle to grind the cardamom seeds. Alternatively you can use SELEFINA ground cardamom seeds.
Dried rose petals have a full sweet-scented aroma. Simple syrup or other infusions with these rose petals will yield a delicate fruity taste and a heady floral bouquet; an aromatic addition to every thing from baked confections to boozy beverages.
0.2 oz - JAR$3
1.2 oz - REFILL$6
Aromatic and flavorful, whole green cardamom pods can be lightly crushed to further enhance flavor in cooking.
TRY ME - SAMPLE$0.75
1.3 oz - JAR$10
1.3 oz - REFILL$9
6 oz - REFILL$24