Did you know that dates are an excellent and healthy sugar substitute? These beauties are naturally sweet with a lower glycemic index than sugar plus they're full of fiber, nutrients, antioxidants and polyphenols to diets.
They are a perfect snack as is or a fun ingredient to recipes. One of my favorite ways to snack on them is to stuff them! I use California dates because they're plump and full of flavor. There's so many different ways to enjoy stuffed date snacks. I love a sweet and salty profile so I wrap mine with prosciutto and other toppings I have in the pantry. Plus, they come out so pretty that they're perfect for hosting parties!
Dates fit into several different eating plans such as: Paleo, Mediterranean Diet, Whole 30 Plan, DASH Diet, Whole Foods Plant Based Diet and more. Start snacking healthier and grab yourself a California Date!
Servings Up to You!, Approx. 10-15 mins
What You'll Need
California Dates with the Pit, pitted (they're more 'meaty' bought with the pit)
Mascarpone, Goat Cheese, Ricotta or Cream Cheese, room temperature (leave out of the fridge for 15-20 mins makes it easier to spread)
Semi-Sweetened Chocolate, melted
All You Need To Do
Preheat oven to 425° F.
Pit all of you dates.
Use a spoon to stuff the dates with a generous slather of cheese and pinch the date closed.
Cut your prosciutto into 1in wide strips and wrap each stuffed date.
Place on a parchment paper lined sheet.
Lightly brush olive oil on the top of each date.
Sprinkle fresh thyme over each date.
Bake for 8-10 mins until the cheese is melted and your prosciutto is slightly crispy.
Remove from oven and let it cool for 3-5 mins.
Drizzle on chocolate.
Sprinkle on pistachios before the chocolate melts.
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