Delightful Stuffed Dates

Chocolate covered stuffed dates with three different kinds of filling/stuffing 🍫 Easy yet super delicious and perfect for the holiday season! 🎄

These chocolate covered stuffed dates are CRAZY addicting. You simply just can’t have just one – just me I’ve tried 😍😉 And with three different types of filling you of course have to try at least one of each 😆

You can enjoy these delicious stuffed dates yourself but they also make for a beautiful edible holiday gift for friends and family! I’m saving some to bring to my grandma as a little Christmas cheer in these rather special times ❤

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If you give these Stuffed Dates a try, let me know! 🍫 Leave a comment, rate it, and take a picture and tag @pieceofplants on Instagram! I’d love to see what you come up with 📸

VEGAN CHOCOLATE?
Is dark chocolate vegan? This is a question that I’m asked quite often, and thankfully the answer to that is YES! Cacao and cacao butter (which chocolate is made of) itself is vegan. While milk is sometimes added (so do look at the ingredients), there are many brands of dark chocolate that are vegan and vegan chocolate even vegan milk chocolate is becoming much easier to find 🍫

Chocolate Covered Stuffed Dates

Chocolate covered stuffed dates with 3 different types of filling. Vegan and Glutenfree.

Course Snack
Keyword glutenfree, oil free, vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Cecilie Bresson

Ingredients

Peanut Butter Caramel Filling

  • 10 dates
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • ½ tbsp maple or agave syrup
  • 100 grams dark chocolate (3.5 oz)

Marzipan Filling

  • 10 dates
  • ½-1 dl marzipan (approx. ⅓ cup)
  • 100 grams dark chocolate (3.5 oz)

Nougat-Hazelnut Filling

  • 10 dates
  • ½ dl vegan nougat
  • 10-15 roasted hazelnuts (cut in halves)
  • 100 grams dark chocolate (3.5 oz)

Instructions

  1. Take a small but sharp knife and carefully slice the dates lengthwise (but not all the way!) and remove the pits (it's kinda like how you would slize a hot dog bun).

  2. Prepare the different types of filling. For the peanut butter caramel filling simply mix peanut butter and syrup together in a small bowl. For the marzipan filling just make some small rolls of marzipan. For the nougat-hazelnut filling simply cut the nougat into pieces that fits the dates and cut the hazelnuts in halves.

  3. Take a teaspoon and fill the dates or use your hands depending on the type of filling. The best way to do this is try to push as much of the filling into the side "pockets" that the dates have. Don't overfill the dates.

    For the nougat-hazelnut filling first add the nougat to the dates and then gently press a few of the halved hazelnuts into the nougat.

    Carefully "close" the dates and set them on a plate.

  4. Set the plate of stuffed dates in the fridge while you melt the chocolate.

  5. Melt the chocolate and lay a piece of parchment paper on the table close to the melted chocolate.

  6. Carefully take the stuffed dates (one at a time) and drop them into the melted chocolate. Using two forks, cover the dates with chocolate. Tranfers the dates to the parchment paper. If you want you can sprinkle the chocolate covered dates. I used chopped roasted hazelnuts, chopped pistachios and freeze dried raspberries as my "sprinkles".

  7. Let the chocolate harden and then tranfer the dates to a plate or container and store them in the fridge.

Recipe Notes

The amount of filling needed will of course depend on the size of your dates. 

If you enjoyed these stuffed dates then you should definitely try these healthy and delcious Coconutty Bliss Balls 🍫🥥 It will fulfill all your coconut-chocolate dreams!

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