Frozen Chocolate Dates!
Starting the chocolatiest week off right with a new recipe that involves chocolate!
My favorite snack recently are dates! I love their chewiness and how you don’t need much to hit the spot!
I know a lot of people talk about how much sugar dates contain- but it’s all natural sugar and they actually have a lot of health benefits! Eating one-two won’t hurt ya, I think it’s if you eat 10 in one sitting you’ll get sugar high!
Dates are kinda just like big raisins and I LOVE pairing them with a nut butter!
Dates are amazing for:
-digestion (definitely make you poop)
-balancing blood sugar
-building back an iron deficiency
-good for pre workout (cardio)
-packed full of good vitamins
Frozen Chocolate Dates
These frozen chocolate and nut butter dates are perfect for that after-dinner snack, afternoon pick-me-up or post workout fuel that won’t leave you feeling too full. They’ve got your easy carbs/sugars and protein from nut butter. Plus, it’ll kick your chocolate craving without diving deep into a huge chocolate bar (which is also totally okay). Either way, these guys will lift your spirits!
~Dates (however many you feel like making!)
~Jar of Almond Butter or Peanut Butter
~Package of Enjoy Life chocolate chips
~Package of Hu Kitchen dark chocolate chips
~Pink Himilayan Salt
Take your package of dates and dump them into a bowl. Take the pit out of each one without tearing the date completely in half. Open the date up so they look like little bowls and the bottoms of the dates are still connected. Set the dates on a baking pan and set aside in the fridge or outside if it is cold.
Leave the dates outside for about 10 minutes. Once those have set, scoop in almond butter or peanut butter into the center of the dates. As much or as little as you desire. Place the pan back outside or in the fridge.
While the dates are setting with the nut butter in them, place your chocolate chips (both the Enjoy Life and Hu Kitchen) in a microwave safe bowl and melt for 30 second intervals, mixing the chocolate chips each time until they are completely melted through.
Take your dates with the nut butter out of the fridge or from outside. Take the dates and dip into the bowl of chocolate either covering them whole or just the bottom half. Once all dates are dipped in chocolate, if you choose, drizzle the dates with leftover chocolate! Top with some salt and cacao nibs and you’re all set!
I know that sounds confusing, but really it’s just opening up the dates, taking out the pits, filling them with nut butter, dipping in chocolate, sprinkling with salt and topping with cacao nibs!