It’s no secret that I love cooking and sharing food with others. This chocolate covered date recipe is the perfect one for sharing! I get such a sense of fulfillment by pouring my love into good eats for my family and friends. I love the community and gathering that happens around food during holidays and special celebrations. If you’re looking for a hostess gift or easy sweet treat for sharing during the these celebrations, try these chocolate covered stuffed dates! These are perfectly salty & sweet. Trust me, MAKE THESE!
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How to Make Chocolate Covered Stuffed Dates
- Cut a slit in the dates and remove the pit.
- Fill each date with a spoonful of peanut butter, other nut butter or candy bar pieces (Snickers anyone?) of your choice.
- Microwave chocolate in a bowl until the mixture is melted and stir to combine. I prefer dark or semi sweet chocolate for this step.
- Take each peanut butter filled date and dunk it in the melted chocolate.
- Sprinkle with flaked salt.
- Put the chocolate covered dates on parchment paper and place them in the fridge until the chocolate sets (approximately 10 minutes).
- Put them on a decorative tray and serve!
What kind of dates should I use when making chocolate covered dates?
The most common varieties that you find in shops are Deglet Noor and Medjool dates. Medjool dates are larger and quite expensive. Deglet Noor dates are small and pretty affordable. You can use either, though I prefer the smaller Deglet Noor dates as they more bite-sized.
What else could I sprinkle on Chocolate Covered Dates?
The topping options are virtually limitless but some ideas include:
- Finely chopped nuts (walnut, almonds, pistachios, peanuts)
- Orange zest
- Shredded coconut
- Dried Lavender (make sure its organic)
- White chocolate flakes or drizzle
- Freeze dried strawberry or raspberry powder
- Raw cacao nibs
- organic dried (edible) flower petals
- gold leaf
Wrap several together in cellophane and tie with bakers twine.
Purchase a small tray or decorative holiday plates and wrap together as a gift.
Create a kit that includes supplies for making their own chocolate covered dates in the future!
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