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    In Morocco every meal is a special occasion, and almond-paste sweets are always part of the menu. M'hanncha (snake) is made from rolled phyllo pastry coiled to look like a serpent. The orange-flower water and cinnamon flavorings are very North African, revealing the Persian influences in the region.

    Ingredients

    • 3 cups almonds
    • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
    • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
    • 2 egg yolks, beaten
    • 1 tablespoon orange-flower water
    • 1 tablespoon orange juice
    • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 12 (12- by 17-inch) sheets phyllo dough
    • 1 tablespoon water
    • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
    • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 cup sliced almonds

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 1
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 6892 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 512 g 788.15%
    • Saturated Fat: 156 g 778.2%
    • Trans Fat: 6 g %
    • Cholesterol: 5639 mg 1879.77%
    • Sodium: 2898 mg 120.75%
    • Calcium: 2050 mg 204.97%
    • Potassium: 4200 mg 120%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 41 mg 228.78%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 418 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 69 g 277.72%
    • Sugar: 143 g
    • Protein: 197 g
    • Alcohol: 1 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 2 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 82 g
    • Vitamin A 226.7%
    • Vitamin C 14.45%
    • Vitamin D 264.86%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat90
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs8
    • Exchange - Starch12
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat24
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total10 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total43 oz-eq

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