If you’ve been following our recipes for a while, you know we don’t shy away from sweet treats and snacks. We are all about satisfying sweet cravings with minimal sugar crash. That’s why these almond butter stuffed dates are at the top of our must-have-in-the fridge list!
Dates, an already sweet and caramel-like dried fruit lend to no-bake desserts so well. We stuff ours with almond butter and almonds for balance and crunch and then coat the whole thing with dairy-free chocolate. These are so decadent to eat and fun to make.
Make-ahead sweet treats are a great way to monitor your processed sugar intake by giving you something to reach for throughout the week that fits your health needs and goals. Our almond butter stuffed dates can stay in the refrigerator for up to a week and should be enjoyed right away as the chocolate will start to melt if left out too long. You won’t believe how good these are!
What’s in Almond Butter Stuffed Dates?
Dates: We used medjool because they tend to be larger and thus, can be maximally stuffed! They also have a very chewy texture and beautiful sweetness. If you can’t find these, another date varietal will also work. We recommend buying with pits and removing yourself. The pre-pitted options are okay but tend to be drier.
Almond Butter: smooth, natural (no sugar added) nut butters are great here. They are easy to smooth over the inside of the date and add a heartiness to this dessert. We have also tried these with peanut butter which gives a total Snickers vibe. Tahini works well too if you are avoiding nuts.
Almonds: Nuts in general add crunch and texture that is hard to beat. These work so well in tandem with the gooey nature of the dates and stickiness of the nut butter. If you are allergic to nuts, you can omit this step or add seeds instead.
Chocolate chips: We used dairy free to keep these a vegan snack but feel free to add whichever kind and as much or as little as you want. After dipping a few dates, you’ll feel like you work in a chocolate factory. What could be better than that?
Almond Butter Stuffed Dates
Almond Butter Stuffed Dates are a sweet treat to store in your refrigerator all week long. These are easy to make, require no baking, and are made with mostly natural ingredients.
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