Friday, June 29, 2012

Chocolate coated, Almond butter Stuffed Dates

Remember how I had my friend over for dinner the other night? Well these were my favourite dessert (by far) I could eat these every day, possibly at every meal. Seriously yummy. I would take these over ANY processed junk effortlessly. You've got to try them! 

They're super quick and easy to make and another bonus is they're perfect portion control. The sweet dates are so sticky they're almost akin to toffee/fudge and combined with the punch of roast almonds that coat your mouth and the bitter salty kick of delicious dark chocolate these are the perfect combination. 

Chocolate coated, Almond butter Stuffed Dates
Ingredients per date
1 large Medjool date (big moist squishy dates with pips)
1 tsp Roasted Almond butter (or any nut butter)
1 tsp 70% Good Dark Chocolate
Tiny pinch of Salt (optional)

  • Chop chocolate
  • Melt over bain marie
  • Softly slice the date along the longest side- only half way through!
  • Remove pip
  • Gently press date open along seam
  • Spoon almond butter into the centre
  • Gently press the edges of the date closer together (so your stuffed date resembles a hot dog bun)
  • Add a tiny pinch of salt to the dark chocolate
  • Drizzle over stuffed date
  • Refrigerate/leave out to set
  • Enjoy! 
I have no idea how long they keep because they taste so good they've never lasted more than 2 days. I assume they would keep well If you can restrain yourself though.

I've also made a raw version before by subbing raw almond butter and raw cacao for the chocolate- they were still completely awesome. So however you choose to eat them, please try them! This is the selection of desserts I made for the chocolate course.. recipes to come (of course).
I really hope you give this one a try.. you know if I could pick my last meal I think I might choose these and fruit 'ice cream' for dessert. What would you choose?

All the best, 

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  1. Looks absolutely delicious! I would so love to try some. I reckon they would taste great.

  2. YUMMMM!! I could seriously go for one --- or 3! --- of those right now!!

  3. Sometimes the best things are so simple, right? I love a pinch of sea salt with chocolate - just makes the flavour pop! YUM.

  4. My Iraqi friend got me addicted to Medjool dates with raw pecans stuffed inside. I used to think that was the epitome of date-dom, but your pic has made me reconsider.

    I am definitely going to try this recipe. It looks delish!

  5. Yes! This is the recipe that jumped out at me! It is simple but looks so beautiful and I bet it's tasty! What a beautiful plate you made :) Your friend is a lucky girl!

  6. It does look so pretty. I normally stick a chunk of halva in mine - but this has made me reconsider what should be done with a date!

  7. This looks DELISH, and I'm sure it tastes soooo good. Yum! :)

  8. OMG that is Sandy paradise!!!!!! :D
    I ALWAYS stuff dates with nut butter, but chocolate on top!!!! TREAT PLUS!


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