Chocolate & Tahini Dates

This recipe is so easy, yet the result is something absolutely delicious. I love keeping these bite-size snacks in the freezer, as they end up taking a little like a Snickers ice cream…. Try these with your choice of nut-butter filling, and keep them on hand as healthier snack options, particularly if you’re looking for alternatives to chocolate bars or biscuits!

INGREDIENTS

(makes 10)

  • 10 Medjool dates
  • 1/2 bar of good quality dark chocolate
  • 10 tsp tahini
  • pinch of salt
  • Top with a sprinkling of coconut flakes, beetroot powder, or seeds if you wish

METHOD

  1. Slice the dates length-ways and remove the stones
  2. Scoop a tsp of tahini into the middle of each date, and gently press to close
  3. Melt the chocolate, either by using a bain-marie, or in the microwave if you use one, then add the salt (you may also want to add a spice such as cinnamon, or even Chinese 5 Spice – trust me – to flavour the chocolate more)
  4. Roll the dates in the melted chocolate to fully coat them, then transfer to a box lined with foil or parchment paper
  5. Sprinkle with toppings or spices if you like, then transfer to the freezer and leave to set for 2 hours or overnight
  6. Enjoy! These will keep fresh for about 3 weeks.

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