Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Peanut Butter Stuffed Dates

Who has a sweet tooth? On a resent supported ride, I was offered a peanut butter filled date. Since I am that person who keeps dates in the refrigerator for my midnight sweet tooth cravings; it was a match made in heaven. The drive home that day I bought some peanut butter and found my current favorite snack. Super easy, tasty and who needs a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup when you have a date!

Remember this is a snack; even though dates have over 15 minerals they have high natural sugar content.
Base Ingredients

Whole Pitted Dates
Peanut Butter (Almond, Cashew or your choice of nut butter)
Spice* – Cinnamon, nutmeg, cayenne pepper
Chocolate chips*


Cut a large slit in the middle of each date, lengthwise. If using spices, in a small bowl put some peanut butter and a pinch of spices to taste. Mix the spice and peanut butter. Using a small spoon, spoon the peanut butter into the date. Do not overfill the date and adjust the amount used to taste. If you want a real decedent treat add a chocolate chip into the peanut butter and grind some peanuts to sprinkle over the date. Enjoy! They are best stored in the refrigerator.

If you have a sweet tooth and like chocolate; here is another date recipe I did for a substitute for Christmas cookies! Chocolate Truffles

Dates are versatile and can be used in savory appetizers; such as bacon wrapped dates. Maybe next month!

Date Fruit Health Benefits, 05/01/2012

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