Every year around Christmas time I start to really get back into baking again. It gets dark around 4 pm and it’s way too cold to be walking around outside. So that’s when you’ll find me in the kitchen, experimenting with new recipes and trying out new things. I’m not much of a cook, but I do love to bake and create new sweet dishes. This recipe actually isn’t that much of a recipe at all. It’s way too easy to be calling it one but when I asked on Instagram whether you wanted to see it on the blog, the grand majority voted for YES. And here we are. These chocolate covered stuffed dates are such a good alternative to classic Christmas cookies if you want to indulge in something slightly healthier and lower in sugar.
These super delicious chocolate-covered stuffed dates taste like snickers and are made with real, healthy, whole-food ingredients. They’re vegan and can be made in a huge variety of different flavors. Your creativity seriously has no limits when it comes to this recipe.
Vegan Chocolate Covered Stuffed Dates
1. Cut a slit in the dates and remove the pit if your dates come with one. I always buy dates without pits, which means even less work for me.
2. Fill each date with a spoonful of peanut butter, almonds, or whatever you want to fill yours with. I went for peanut butter (one that consists solely of peanuts – no oil, no sugar, no nothing!) and cashews. But play with whatever you fancy here.
3. Melt some dark chocolate in a bowl and take each peanut butter filled date and dunk it in the chocolate. Pop the covered dates on parchment paper and place it in the fridge until the chocolate sets. If you feel like it, you can sprinkle some crushed nuts, coconut flakes or else on top while the chocolate is still moist.
These vegan chocolate covered stuffed dates are not only super delicious and perfect to snack on if you’re feeling peckish, but also work perfectly as a sweet Christmas gift to your friends or family if you want to gift something homemade. They’re thrown together in no time but look and taste absolutely amazing.