This Swedish classic called “dammsugare” or “punsch rolls” in English are traditionally made with green marzipan, filled with a mix of cookie crumbs, butter and cacao, flavoured with a punsch liqueur with the ends dipped in chocolate. The origin of this popular pastry is not yet determined, but the name “dammsugare” which translates to vacuum cleaner comes from the content of this wonderful little treat where bakers would collect all the crumbs from previous batches of cookies and make a new pastry from the left overs.
Being a fan of this sweet and delicious delicacy, I wanted to find a way to make it healthier that the original recipe. Not only did I find a way to do so, but my boyfriend being a “dammsugar”-fanatic, fell for this recipe even more than the real deal. I hope you feel the same way and enjoy this four ingredient and super easy recipe!
Here’s what you need
- 400g pitted dates
- 100-150g almond paste
- 1,5-2 tsp rum aroma
- Dark chocolate for coating
- In a food processor, add the pitted dates and mix until you’re left with a firm dough-like consistency.
- Place the date dough in a bowl together with the almond paste and rum. Work the dough with your hands until all ingredients have mixed together.
- Roll into small cylindrical shapes with wet hands to prevent the dough from sticking. Place on a flat surface covered in plastic foil and let sit in the fridge for about an hour.
- Melt the chocolate on low heat and dip each side of the punsch roll and place on the foil, let it harden in the fridge again and serve when ready!