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Almond Butter Stuffed Dates {2-ingredients, Paleo, Vegan}

Almond butter stuffed dates are the perfect healthy dessert and power snack all in one! Make them in a minutes with just two ingredients for a decadent-tasting treat!

medjool dates stuffed with almond butter , sitting on a white plate

 

Hello, all!

Well, I’ve done the math, and it turns out that I can get everything accomplished on my to-do list before heading to California for Christmas so long as I send a few items to the cutting floor. Like sleeping and showering.

Hmm, perhaps it’s time to revisit New Math…

Either way, I need to make sure I have plenty of yummy food on hand for quick energy boosts in the coming days and weeks. I have the very thing, as well as the extremely short list of ingredients required: stuffed dates.

The Ingredients that You Will Need

(1) whole pitted dates (preferably gooey-soft, unctuous ones, like Medjool).
(2) natural almond butter (or other nut or seed butter, like peanut,  cashew, sunflower or hemp).
(3) 5 minutes (you can multitask by taking a phone call as you stuff, but avoid wrapping packages; it gets ugly).

Here’s what you do:
(1) Open one date (I use fingers, but if you are a precision person, use a knife)
(2) Use fingers to open out date (creating a pocket for your stuffing)
(3) Scoop a generous teaspoon of nut/seed butter inside date.
(4) Close date.
(5) Eat, and/or continue process with as many dates as you like.

Delicious immediately, the dates are even better if you chill them)in an airtight container) for at least 1-2 hours until the nut butter is firm (the beauty of natural nut and seeds butters is they firm up when cold).

I know what you’re thinking: nut butter? dates? Big deal! But trust me–the sum is far greater than the parts (especially if you are patient enough to give them a chill). It is essentially, a deconstructed cookie dough LaraBar. The petite, candy-like quality is perfect for countering holiday sweets cravings (not that I am giving up holiday sweets, but having some of these power bites on hand helps me keep a reasonable balance).

Make! Eat! Enjoy!

You can use whole nuts–raw or toasted–instead of the nut butter!
 

These give “save the date!” delicious new meaning 🙂

 

Yield: 12 stuffed dates

Almond-Stuffed Date Power Bites {Paleo, Vegan}

medjool dates stuffed with almond butter , sitting on a white plate

Almond butter stuffed dates are the perfect healthy dessert and power snack all in one! Make them in a minutes with just two ingredients for a decadent-tasting treat!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 large soft, pitted dates (e.g., Medjool)
  • 1/4 cup (125 mL)  almond butter (or nut/seed butter of choice)

Instructions

  1. Gently push open the dates to create a pocket in the middle.
  2. Fill each date with a teaspoon of almond butter. Gently push closed to enclose the nut butter.
  3. Eat!

Notes

Storage: Store the dates in an airtight container at room temperature for 2 days or the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

Variation: Instead of almond butter, fill each date with a whole almond (raw or roasted).

Nutrition Information

Serving Size

1 large stuffed date

Amount Per Serving Calories 97Total Fat 2.5gSaturated Fat 0.2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 21.5mgCarbohydrates 19.3gFiber 2gSugar 15gProtein 1.5g

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This looks like a great post workout snack!

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