Chocolate Almond Butter Stuffed Dates
These stuffed dates will quickly become your go-to after dinner bite. The chewy, caramel-y date combined with the crunch of the almonds and cacao nibs is absolutely everything you could want in a dessert!
Welcome to my very first blog post! This recipe is so good, I have to give you all the details. It’s been a minute since I first tried stuffed dates, but at this point they are a staple when I want a little something sweet! I believe these started as a social media trend, but they’re sticking around this blog because they’re timeless in my opinion. They have the perfect amount of sweetness balanced with the savory from the salty almond butter – absolutely dreamy! Making stuffed dates feels like self-care to me, because I know they’re a treat that will satisfy me without leaving me feeling weighed down. I hope you love them as much as I do!
Here’s a quick run-down on the nutrition benefits you’re getting when you make these yummy bites. Dates, cacao nibs, and almond butter are packed with fiber and antioxidants, and provide natural sweetness while also promoting healthy blood sugar and gut, brain, and heart health. Almond butter is a great source of vitamin E, which helps support healthy immune function. It’s also high in monounsaturated fats which help lower LDL, bad cholesterol, and raise HDL, good cholesterol. As a total package, these stuffed dates provide all of the macronutrients that we need – carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats – and help you feel fuller and more satisfied for longer than a less wholesome treat would!
If you need or want to make any substitutions to this recipe, here are some ideas!
- Swap out the crunchy almond butter for any other creamy or crunchy nut or seed butter, or any similar spread. I love making these with Oat Haus granola butter!
- Instead of cacao nibs, chop up a square of dark chocolate into small pieces and sprinkle on top, or use mini dark chocolate chips.
- If you aren’t able to eat dates, these toppings would be delicious on figs, or banana or apple slices!
the cutest stuffed dates – perfect for a quick bite of something sweet, and packs a satisfying, nutrient-rich punch!
- 2 large or 3 medium dates
- 1 tbsp crunchy almond butter, salted
- 1 tsp cacao nibs
- Remove pit from dates.
- Spoon almond butter equally into center of dates.
- Sprinkle tops with cacao nibs!
You can substitute any nut or seed butter you like for the crunchy almond butter. Mini chocolate chips also work well if you can’t find cacao nibs.
- Serving Size: 2-3 dates
I know you’ll love these cute little bites, and I am so excited to hear about it! If you make them I’d love to see! Feel free to tag me on instagram @fuelwithrae or leave me a comment below!