We love making these dates for gatherings and over the holidays! With all the sweets and decadent foods served, it's nice to have a sweet treat that isn't filled with bad ingredients and will still please the not-so-healthy guests. Another aspect we love about this one is that you can easily make it ahead and store in the fridge- the dates hold up really well.
This recipe was created by our friend, Ashley of @fitmittenkitchen and she uses our Cashew Cookie Butter, although the recipe works really well with our Vanilla Cake Batter too or Dark Chocolate Fudge for an extra chocolatey treat!
Using small sharp knife, carefully slice down center of dates (lengthwise) and remove pits. Place pitted dates on baking sheet and spoon a heaping 1/2 tsp of coconut butter into sliced dates. Transfer sheet to freezer for 5 minutes to harden the coconut butter.
While the coconut butter is setting in the dates, use microwave to melt together chocolate chips and coconut oil in small bowl, about 15-20 second increments, stirring in between. Once coconut butter has set/hardened in the dates, dunk and drizzle stuffed dates in chocolate. Place dates back on baking sheet and transfer again to freezer, about 10 minutes, and allow chocolate to set.
Quick, easy, and healthy, enjoy!
Notes: store these treats in airtight container in fridge, up to 2 weeks. Double recipe to bring as a healthy treat to a dinner party :-)