Stuffed Dates

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These dates are coated in a shell of dark chocolate and topped with everything from crushed nuts, soft goji berries or hemp seeds!  It is a painlessly easy snack because all you have to do is melt the chocolate and top it with what you have on hand. Another great way to re-imagine dates is to stuff them with creamy nut butter and slices of fresh fruit. Dates have a natural caramel like flavor, when stuffed with almond butter they become rich, creamy bites.

 

Ingredients

  • 15 medjool dates (or as many as you would like)
  • 1 bar raw vegan or dark chocolate (or any kind)
Toppings
  • crushed nuts
  • berries
  • goji berries
  • honey

Instructions

  1. For the chocolate coated dates - simply melt the bar of chocolate over low heat in a saucepan, stirring as it melts. Then dip the dates into the chocolate sauce, top with crushed nuts, hemp seeds, or goji berries and place in the freezer to harden for 15 minutes.
  2. To stuff the dates, simply cut the date in half and remove the pit. Then add a dollop of almond butter into the hole of the date and top with a piece of fruit – I love it with a slice of raspberry and drizzle of honey.
Marie ReginatoAbout Marie Reginato

Marie Reginato is a food photographer in San Francisco, CA and the author of 8th and Lake, a popular health food blog that shares tips and recipes for having fun in the kitchen and not taking food too seriously.

Marie started 8thandlake after her boyfriend suffered from 8 years of unexplained stomach pains. What started out as a way to share delicious foods that would heal his body, turned into a space for creating recipes that are loosely focused on brining veggies to the center of the plate — food that makes you enthusiastic not frustrated.

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