Date ‘n’ Choco Fudge in 10 minutes

Itz date season here in Doha,and I see dates everywhere.I see dates when I open my front door(therez 3 date trees in my ‘garden’)..I see dates when I go outside(everywhere therez date trees and date trees alone).I see dates when I open my fridge(my husband brought a ton of dates-gift,gosh..)I see dates when I visit relatives(they too are blessed with dates gifts,**rolls eyes**).

Dates Dates Dates..I hate it..


This is the only friut that grows here and when itz season,all those with good varieties gift(get rid of) their dates to each other..I distributed my carton of dates among family members here.Most funny part is that,when we went there to ‘gift’ them dates,there is a ‘gift packet’ waiting for us..Guess what??DATES again….I yelled”Oh no..Not again” .


I don’t feel like throwing them away.God will punish me:( So I made up my mind to process dates in various forms..Dates cake,Dates pickle,Dates payasam,Dates fudge ..The list is still to continue;bcoz therez still much more dates left.

I dn’t like the idea of spending too much time in kitchen.Whatever I cook,I make sure it ends up fast( and tasty too).Herez a recipe that yummy and very easy.



We’ll need

Ripe dates(deseeded)-1 cup

Raisins-1/4 cup

Nuts of your choice-1/4 cup

Sugar-2 tspn

Honey-2 tspn

Vanilla extract-1 tspn

Butter-2 tspn

Cocoa powder-3 tbspn


Milk-2 tspn


(The list may seem long..But its all handy items that are available in the kitchen at any point of time.If you don’t have them,buy and store in refrigerator.Its worth buying as all these items are used in many recipes)

Melt butter over low heat,add cocoa and sugar.Stir for 2-3 minutes under low flame.Remove from heat.In a large bowl,mix all ingredients and stir .Add butter-cocoa mix and blend well.Now,you can either roll out into desired shapes with your hand,or you can remove to a greased pan and cut into pieces later.Serve cool.


P.S You can serve this with a scoop of ice-cream.

    • BABU
    • July 29th, 2008

    reading through your recepie makes the mouth watering. Dates are no more an unwanted gift!.

    • Rashi
    • August 3rd, 2008

    Well Said. May be more. But is there any chance to taste it before making it. Offcourse there must be some, right?

    Well this is the right time for that-I hope. U just need to prepare as u explain (adding extra is always welcome its not like puttinu thenga, its like dosakku chammanthi means different items) and just dial 5832 911 when u finish.

    Sorry its not my no anyway but i can get it if u dial him and surely i wll let u knw the result too…(keep in mind that, its not easy for a batchelor to prepare or do all these experiments and what he can always do is that to taste).

    Your Brother, ….

    • Nimmy
    • August 3rd, 2008

    Yeah sure,i’ll invite you to taste all this…:-)

  1. March 21st, 2009

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