Monday, February 16, 2015

Little Boxes



What to do with last year's calenders?
Usually I make them into envelopes or little gift bags
but this year I had one that was on the small side
so I made little boxes
(giving myself recycling points here)


What did I put into them? Date Delights

Some of you have asked me for this simple recipe: 
Melt 500 grams mashed dates (without  pits) with 50 grams of butter
Let cool for a bit and add 3 cups of goodies
I use broken cookies, nuts, chocolate chip, dried fruit, etc.
Roll into a sausage shape and chill again,
and, finally, roll in coconut and slice.
Best kept in the freezer and taken out 20 min. before nibbling



28 comments:

  1. They look lovely and sweet, definitely going to make some of those
    Julie

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  2. What a great idea using your old calendars to make things. The boxes are adorable. I absolutely love dates. I bet those cookies are fabulous!

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  3. A brilliant idea and delicious to recycle.

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  4. I love this idea! Thank you for sharing your recipe too! Yummy!

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  5. We recycle them or use in other paper related crafts. This idea is awesome! Thank you for sharing!

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  6. I love your idea. I have a Sizzix and several box patterns. Now I have some fun boxes to be making!

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  7. The boxes are such a great idea. Love them.
    Meredith

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  8. Hi Amalia thank you for visiting my blog. Thought I'd pop by and see what you have been up to. Your boxes are lovely and very clever.

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  9. Great idea ! they're beautiful and so colourful !!! Very nice !

    http://woolandcats.blogspot.fr/

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  10. You're so imaginative! I'm still looking at some Christmas cards I received this past December lying on my coffee table and wondering what I'm going to do with them.

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    1. I made little hexagon balls from cards to decorate a party, That's one idea.

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  11. Really lovely. I have the Peter Rabbit plate too!

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    1. Everything tastes better with a side of Beatrix :-)

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  12. Very clever! And, the date roll looks delicious! blessings ~ tanna

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  13. I have nominated your blog for a Liebster award. The details are on my most recent post. Please don’t feel under any pressure to take part if you’d rather not.

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    1. Thank you so much! I'll do it as soon as I can.
      A kiss

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  14. How yummy your date treats look! The Peter Rabbit plate is wonderful for serving. Your boxes are lovely works of art. Such creativity! ♥

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  15. Amalia I had to come visit after finding your very nice comment on my blog. I knew when I read through your list of "interest" on the blogger page that you would be a treat!

    The Peter Rabbit plate is one I gave my daughter years and years ago! Your handmade crafts are lovely.

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    1. Thank you for this! Very nice to see you here.

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  16. Those little boxes are so clever, I love the little treats inside them too!
    And that gorgeous little plate.....ah! :)
    V x

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  17. I love creativity..and Beatrix Potter:)

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  18. I don't know which looks better ... the cute(!!) little boxes, or the yummy date slices. Will have to give these a try. Great recycling ;)
    Wendy

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  19. I don't know which looks better ... the cute(!!) little boxes, or the yummy date slices. Will have to give these a try. Great recycling ;)
    Wendy

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  20. I really like your little boxes, a great way to recycle. The Date Delights sound scrumptious.

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  21. A very colourful and creative way to recycle, and fill up with these delicious date goodies!

    xo
    Poppy

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  22. After reading your post, I'm hungry. xoxo

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  23. These look delicious - I'm definitely going to have to try them! I like the plate too - it reminds me of a Beatrix Potter plate I had when I was little :)
    Cathy x

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