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CHOCOLATE-COVERED DATES

Updated: Jan 1, 2019



I have a very sweet tooth and I probably eat chocolate every day. I truly hope that studies showing the benefits of eating chocolate are reliable. I’ve seen these chocolate-covered dates online in all kinds of variations. These are very quick to make and if you put them in the freezer they’ll be ready in less than an hour.


I was inspired to make these by Venetia Falconer. If you are looking for inspiration to eat more plants (and wear old clothes) I would really recommend that you go to http://venetiafalconer.com. Venetia has a great energy and really inspires me to live a happy and healthy life. Her podcast Talking Tastebuds is really worth your time.

The dates are soft and taste like caramel in combination with the nut butter. You only need dates, nut butter, and chocolate to make these small bites of heaven that will satisfy even the sweetest tooth. From here you can experiment with whatever topping you fancy.

INGREDIENTS

Makes: As many as you want

  • Fresh dates

  • Nut butter (use your preferred kind, for instance my vanilla nut butter)

  • Dark chocolate (I prefer a version with at least 70 % cacao)

  • Optional toppings (sea salt flakes, desiccated coconut, freeze-dried raspberries…)

METHOD

  1. Melt the chocolate in a small saucepan over medium heat

  2. Remove the stone from the dates

  3. Fill the date with nut butter

  4. Cover the dates in chocolate by placing the date in the melted chocolate and cover them in chocolate with a spoon.

  5. Place the dates on a plate covered with baking paper and place them in the freezer until the chocolate has hardened

Enjoy as a dessert or an afternoon snack!