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Chocolate Covered Almond Dates

Chocolate Almond Dates- a super easy dessert you can make in 20 minutes with only 5 ingredients.

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If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you know that I’m all about easy desserts. And these Chocolate Almond Dates could not be any easier of a dessert. Dates, almonds, chocolate chips, coconut oil and sea salt. That’s it. And it sorta feels semi-healthy right? Because dates are:

  • Rich in magnesium and iron
  • A great source of B-vitamins
  • Super rich in potassium (3x as much as bananas!)
  • Natural energy
  • And more!

To start, you’ll want to get the softest dates possible. This is sometimes a problem because they are usually wrapped up, but you can press outside the package and usually tell if the dates are soft. I’ve done some experimenting around my neighborhood (after some hard date experiences- that did not sound right!) and finally found a local market that sells the most perfect, soft dates and I always go there to buy them.

So first, you’ll want to remove the pits from the dates as carefully as you can without destroying the dates too much, and stuff each date with 2-3 almonds (use as many almonds as desired, this will vary based on size of date). Make sure the date is wrapped around the almonds tightly.

Then in a double boiler, melt the chocolate with the coconut oil, you desire. I don’t have a double boiler, but I created my own using 2 pans (as seen below). The bottom pan is filled halfway with water, boiling at medium heat, and it works very well for me.

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Next dip the dates in chocolate using tongs and cover each date completely with chocolate. Place on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper. Sprinkle dates with coarse sea salt.

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Finally, place the baking sheet in fridge for 1-2 hours or until chocolate is firm. Keep refrigerated. These dates will last in the fridge for up to a week.

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Chocolate Almond Dates (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Chocolate Almond Dates- a super easy dessert you can make in 20 minutes with only 5 ingredients.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 16
  • Category: Vegan, Gluten Free

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces (1 cup) vegan chocolate chips (I love Enjoy Life brand- I won’t use anything else)
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil, optional
  • 16 soft medjool dates, seeds removed- the softer, the better
  • 3/4 cup almonds (2-3 almonds per date, depending on size of date)
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt

Instructions

  1. Remove pits from dates and replace with 2-3 almonds (use as many almonds as desired, this will vary based on size of date). Make sure the date is wrapped around the almonds tightly.
  2. In a double boiler, melt chocolate with coconut oil if desired. Dip dates in chocolate using tongs and cover each date completely with chocolate.
  3. Place on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper. Sprinkle dates with coarse sea salt and place baking sheet in fridge for at least 1 hour or until chocolate is firm. Keep refrigerated. These dates will last in the fridge for up to a week.

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2 Comments

  • Yum! I don’t frequently eat dates, but this looks like a good way to eat them!!

    Reply
    • Thank you Erika! The perfect way to eat anything- covered in chocolate! =)

      Reply

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