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Sweet & Salty Stuffed Dates

These are the best to keep handy for a sweet little treat and are actually filling from the fiber in the dates. Dates are also high in potassium and B vitamins and taste like caramel when frozen. I added cinnamon to the chocolate but you can also add a dash of cayenne for a little kick.


Ingredients


- 10 Medjool dates (with pit)

- 2 tbsp nut butter (cashew, peanut, almond, etc.)

- 1 tsp cinnamon

- 1/2 C vegan dark chocolate chips

- 1 tsp coconut oil

- flaky sea salt like Maldon salt

- 1 toothpick for dipping in chocolate



Directions


- Slice dates down one side lengthwise, remove pit, and spread date like a butterfly

- Spoon in small amount of nut butter into each (I used cashew butter this time) - don't overstuff as it will spill out the ends and make it messier to dip in chocolate

- fill a pot with 1 inch of water then place a stainless steel or other mixing bowl on top (making sure the bottom of the bowl won't touch the water) and add in the chocolate chips and coconut oil

- turn burner on to medium heat, and melt the chocolate, stirring frequently

- when the chocolate is just melted, dip each date one by one in the chocolate using the toothpick and place on a parchment paper lined tray

- top with flaky sea salt and put in fridge to harden

- store in fridge or freezer - I prefer them in the freezer as the date tastes just like caramel even though they are harder to chew, but they are just as delicious when kept in the fridge


Enjoy!


Xx, Kara







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