Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Updated: Chocolate Covered Dates Recipe! [+VIDEO]

Hello once again! I am updating my original recipe for Chocolate Covered Dates (the photos are so bad) and including a video now as well!

I still agree with my original post that dates--and medjool dates in particular--look/feel like well-fed bugs but they taste so good so I can never resist. Anyway, on to the recipe:

What you need:
-About 30-35 medjool dates (more if you use a smaller kind)
-150g dark chocolate (you can use dark chocolate chips, a bar, baker's chocolate or homemade)
-1 cup of halved walnuts or pecans (optional, for the "stuffing")
-3/4 cup ground coconut flakes 
-3/4 cup ground pistachio (can swap this & coconut for any other topping* you prefer!)
-1 tsp sea salt

Directions:
-Get our your playlist ready cause your hands will be sticky for a while. Pit your dates and if you are going to stuff them, do it now to be efficient.
-Double boil your chocolate.
-Set up your date-rolling station by lining a tray or large flat plate with parchment paper. Using either your hands or a shish kebab wooden skewer, dip the dates in the chocolate, scrap them on the side of the pan to remove any excess chocolate, and then simply roll them in the toppings.
-Once you've coated all dates, put the tray or plate in the fridge for at least 15 minutes so the chocolate hardens.
-Ready, addictive & delicious! I make a lot and keep it in the freezer :)

You can watch it all in action here:


*Some other topping ideas: ground hazelnuts, sesame seeds, cinnamon, cardamom, etc.!

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