Their are several different desserts here in Saudi all named harrisa and maybe you even remember my favorite north African dip which is also called harrisa. Hey, I did not name this stuff but whoever did should be more original. Anyway, on to this magnificent dessert. This is rather easy to make and you will be quite surprised by the outcome. I really wanted to try something new for my family and as we sit down for tea I was hoping that it tasted as good as it looked. It was even better then that we quickly gobbled down every single one of these.
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1-1/2 cups dates, pitted and chopped
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon cardamom, ground
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
1. On medium heat in a 9-inch skillet add butter. Add walnuts and mix until lightly toasted. Add cardamom, sugar, dates and flour. With a wooden spoon mix until nuts and dates are covered. Remove from heat.
2. Place your hand in a plastic bag and shape mixture into golf ball size shapes.