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THE DAIRY KITCHEN Chocolate Dipped Dates Stuffed with Orange, Coconut and Ricotta

By THE DAIRY KITCHEN

Makes 20
Difficulty Easy
Preparation 30 MINS
Cooking 0 MINS
These choc dipped stuffed dates are little mouthfuls of heaven! They are the perfect sized morsels to serve with coffee. Don't be folled by their impressive looks, this recipe is easier to make than it looks!

Ingredients

200g fresh 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
Handy Tips
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.

Method

  1. Combine ricotta, coconut, liqueur and grated orange rind in a bowl.
  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. 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.

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