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These dark chocolate almond butter dates are the perfect treat to satisfy your sweet tooth! Dates are stuffed with almond butter then dipped in dark chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt for a simple, real-food dessert.
These dark chocolate almond butter date bites check ALL the boxes. The right balance of sweet and salty? Yep. Easy to make? You betcha. Filled with real food ingredients including satiating fats? Check and check. These little bites couldn't be easier to make, and they are the perfect thing for this time of year when you feel like maybe you need to scale back your sugar consumption a bit, but are still craving just a little something sweet.
Now I think you all know by now that we are in no way anti-sugar here at Fed & Fit. In fact, we think it is perfectly fine to enjoy in moderation and have published plenty of delicious, special occasion-worthy desserts! With that in mind, we also believe that there are smarter ways to indulge, and these dark chocolate almond butter bites are definitely one of them. In the Fed & Fit book, where we laid out the 28-day Fed & Fit Project, the only in-scope sweetener included was dates. Dates are, of course, a fruit but are naturally very sweet and can be blended into desserts for added sweetness, or eaten on their own as we've done here! One of the reasons I chose to include dates is because even though they are definitely sugary, the vitamins, minerals, and fiber that are present in them make them a great choice for an occasional treat.
Another factor that makes these dark chocolate almond butter dates a great option is that they are stuffed with almond butter, which provides you with a healthy dose of fat. The combination of fat and fiber in the dates slows down sugar absorption, which prevents a blood sugar spike and satisfies your hunger instead of leaving you in a cycle of craving sugar all day.
P.S. – If you're interested in learning more about alternative sweeteners and figuring out how much sugar is right for you, you can download our Alternative Sweeteners 101 eBook here to find out which ones might be right for you!
The other great thing about these dark chocolate almond butter date bites is that they are SO simple to make, and they lend themselves very well to making ahead of time and storing in your refrigerator to eat any time you start to get a hankering for something sweet. You'll simply remove the pit from your date, stuff it with almond butter, dip it in melted dark chocolate, then sprinkle some coarse sea salt on top. That's it! We hope you enjoy this simple treat!
Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Dates
Dates are stuffed with almond butter then dipped in dark chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt for a simple, real-food dessert.
- Prep Time: 00:15
- Total Time: 00:15
- Yield: 24 dates
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper then set aside.
- If your dates aren't pitted, remove the pit from each date, then stuff with about 2 teaspoons almond butter. Dip each stuffed date halfway into the chocolate, then place on the parchment paper and sprinkle with sea salt. Repeat for each date.
- Once finished, refrigerate for one hour, or until the chocolate is set. Enjoy immediately or store in the refrigerator to eat later!
You can use any kind of nut butter you'd like in this recipe!