Here’s a quick and easy idea to satisfy your sweet tooth or give you a little energy boost. Instead of reaching for another coffee, pop or energy drink try one of these. If you don’t want take the extra time and add the chocolate they are just as tasty without it.
These little gems contain quite a bit of nutritional goodness. Fibre, B-vitamins, potassium, Vitamins A, K and magnesium to name a few. Just remember though they should be enjoyed in moderation as they are a fruit and contain quite a bit of natural sugar in their small little packages. I usually wait till these chill for a bit in the freezer and then slice them in a few pieces, so you’re not eating a whole one each time.
Chocolate Covered Stuffed Dates
- Medjool Dates – pitted
- Natural almond butter (or nut butter of choice)
- 70% dark chocolate
- sea salt
Melt chocolate in a double boiler. Slice the dates in half being careful not to go all the way through. You should be able to open them like a book. Fill with nut butter and close the date. Dip in the melted chocolate and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Sprinkle with sea salt. Put in the freezer till slightly chilled and slice each date. Return to freezer to store.
The dates aren’t very photogenic but they make up for it in taste.