Date Night – Chocolate Covered and Stuffed

Stuffed, dark chocolate covered dates are the perfect two bite snack.

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The first step is to fill all the dates with the desired stuffing.

 

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This is a different variation on the stuffed dates – stuffed with tahini, a pecan and covered in dark chocolate.

Side note- We got our first egg from our chickens! They were approaching about 20 weeks old, so we were patiently waiting and today was the day.  Laurie, my favorite girl gave us a small light brown egg.

 

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The next day we found another egg, but this time it was large and dark brown (aka from a different chicken!)

My family and I are going to cook the eggs together and have an “egg party” to celebrate.


Anyway….back to the dates- below are the two recipes for a salted peanut butter chocolate covered date and a tahini pecan chocolate covered date.

Salted Peanut Butter Chocolate Covered Dates

Ingredients 

  • 10 medjool dates
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate
  • sea salt

Directions

  1. Line a small pan with parchment paper.
  2. Cut open the dates by slicing half way length wise and remove the seed.
  3. spread a little less than half a tablespoon of peanut butter in each date.
  4. Place the dates on the pan and put in the fridge while you melt your chocolate.
  5. Melt the chocolate using either a double boiler or in the microwave on 50% power.
  6. Once the chocolate is smooth, take the dates out of the fridge and dip each one using a fork, coating fully in chocolate.  Sprinkle sea salt on the top of each date while the chocolate is wet.
  7. Place the dates on the pan and refrigerate until the chocolate is set.
  8. Enjoy!

Tahini Pecan Chocolate Covered Dates

Ingredients 

  • 10 medjool dates
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 10 pecan halves
  • 1/2 cup chocolate
  • sesame seeds (to sprinkle on the top)

Directions

  1. Line a small pan with parchment paper.
  2. Cut open the dates by slicing half way length wise and remove the seed.
  3. spread a little less than half a tablespoon of tahini in each date.  Stick a pecan half into the date on top of the tahini.
  4. Place the dates on the pan and put in the fridge while you melt your chocolate.
  5. Melt the chocolate using either a double boiler or in the microwave on 50% power.
  6. Once the chocolate is smooth, take the dates out of the fridge and dip each one using a fork, coating fully in chocolate.  Sprinkle sesame seeds on the top of each date while the chocolate is wet.
  7. Place the dates on the pan and refrigerate until the chocolate is set.
  8. Enjoy!

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