Dark Chocolate Coated Double Stuffed Dates {Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly}

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Um, you guys . . .

I don’t really know what to tell you other than – some days you just need to treat yo’ self am I right?!

Oh you know I am and, lucky for you (and me!) today is one of those days!

Are you ready for this . . .

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Dark chocolate coated double stuffed dates for everyone!

Plump and juicy, deliciously chewy medjool dates are stuffed with some creamy, dreamy, salted caramel cashew butter, a crisp, crunchy almond and then finished with a decadent and rich dark chocolate coating.

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Oh yes I did!

And you should too!

Seriously you guys are going to absolutely adore these babies!

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Not only are they insanely and I mean INSANELY delicious, they also happen to be super quick and easy to prepare coming together in around 20 minutes, start to finish!

They also happen to be naturally  gluten free and paleo friendly –  they could also be vegan depending on the chocolate chips you use – but, most importantly, they are get out of town delicious and you need them in your life like, yesterday!

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Lucky for all they are so easy to make!

Honestly, hardest part about making these dark chocolate coated double stuffed dates is waiting for that dark and delicious chocolate coating to set!

Not even kidding!

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All of this could be yours in just 5 easy steps!

1 – Remove pit from date.

2 – Add a heaping spoonful of salted caramel cashew butter (or nut butter of choice)

3 – Pop in a crisp and crunchy almond

4 – Close it all up

5 – Smother it in chocolate and boomshakalocka, done!

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Deliciously simple but seriously divine!

I mean it you guys, these dark chocolate coated double stuffed dates are the stuff dreams are made of.

The creamy, savory cashew butter filling and that crisp, crunchy almond help to balance out the natural sweetness of our deliciously chewy, plump and juicy medjool date.

And then there’s the decadent and rich dark chocolate coating . . .

Dark Chocolate Coated Double Stuffed Dates {Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly} - www.betterwithcake.com

i think we can all agree that chocolate just makes everything better . . .

Plus, it’s dark chocolate so not only is it all kinds of delicious but, you’re also getting your daily dose of those all important antioxidants so it’s practically a health food right?!  😉

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Honestly though, these chocolate coated double stuffed dates are seriously so good that once again I’m well and truly lost for words.

And it’s not just me! My little lady, who is 6 going on 16 and could quite easily talk under water, took one bite and said “Mama . . . *takes another bite* . . . Mama . . . *takes another bite*  . . . I can’t . . . *takes another bite* I don’t know what to say . . . *chewing and staring in loving disbelief at the chocolate covered delight she was holding in her pretty little hands*  . . . Mama . . . these taste like happiness!”

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And you know what, she’s right.

Plump and juicy, deliciously chewy medjool dates, stuffed with creamy, dreamy, salted caramel cashew butter and a crisp, crunchy almond with a decadent and rich dark chocolate coating.

I don’t know about you but, that pretty much sounds like a delicious little bite of happiness to me.

I mean just look at it . . .

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Layer ,upon layer, upon layer of happiness

All natural, quick and easy, crisp and crunchy, decadent and rich, sweet and salty, deliciously chewy, chocolate coated, double stuffed dates . . .

Because we could all do with a little more happiness in our lives

Make them. Eat them. Love, love, love them.

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Dark Chocolate Coated Double Stuffed Dates {Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly}

Makes 8 All natural, quick and easy, crisp and crunchy, decadent and rich, sweet and salty, deliciously chewy, chocolate coated, double stuffed dates

Ingredients –

8 Medjool dates, pits removed

16 raw almonds

3 Tablespoons of salted caramel cashew butter (or sub nut butter of choice)

1/2 cup (100g) good quality dark chocolate (use dairy free if vegan)

Method –

1 – Line a small baking sheet (or just a small, flat plate of some kind) with baking/parchment paper (or a silpat mat if you have one) and set aside

2 – Melt your chocolate by your preferred method. I like to place my chocolate onto a small plate or bowl and sit it over a pot of gently simmering water, stirring occasionally until nice and melted.

3 – While your chocolate is melting, place 1 teaspoon of nut butter into the center of your pitted date, then pop in one almond and carefully squeeze the sides of your now stuffed date back together to close it up and place it onto you prepared baking sheet (or plate).

It’s Ok if there is a little nut butter visible at the “seam” it’ll be nicely contained within our dreamy chocolate coating in a matter of minutes.

4 – Repeat until all dates have been filled

5 – Place your dates one at a time, into our deliciously dreamy melted chocolate and gently toss to coat. You can use spoons to gently roll the date through the chocolate quite easily.

6 – Once your double stuffed date has a nice and even-ish chocolate coating, place back onto the baking sheet, and top with an additional almond. Repeat until all dates are coated and adorned with an extra sweet little almond.

7 – Once all dates have been dipped, drizzle with any remaining chocolate then pop them into the fridge or freezer for 5-10 minutes until set.

These delicious little morsels will keep stored in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or can be frozen for up to 3 months.

Enjoy xo

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Question of the day –

What’s your favourite way to treat to’ self?

Feel free to share recipes or leave links to recipes or your fave treats in the comments below and please, for the love of all that is good in this world when you do make these double stuffed dates (or any of the recipes you find on this blog of mine) go ahead and snap a pic and share it either on the Facebook page, or tag me on twitter or Instagram. Sharing is caring remember.

Do it, do it You know you want to 🙂

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6 Comments on Dark Chocolate Coated Double Stuffed Dates {Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly}

  1. Cynthia
    May 17, 2016 at 8:53 am (1 year ago)

    OMG! You are a genius. I HAVE to make these.

    Reply
    • Emma
      May 17, 2016 at 11:30 am (1 year ago)

      ha ha thanks Cynthia – Enjoy 🙂

      Reply
  2. A
    May 17, 2016 at 2:44 pm (1 year ago)

    I used to stuff mine with peanut butter and semi-sweet chocolate chips. Looks like I might have to try out this version.

    Reply
    • Emma
      May 17, 2016 at 7:49 pm (1 year ago)

      Oh that sounds like a great combination too, I’ll have to try that. Thanks for sharing 🙂

      Reply
  3. DrLeonesse
    December 5, 2016 at 6:59 pm (7 months ago)

    Pink type is really pretty but terribly hard to read.

    Reply
    • Emma
      December 5, 2016 at 7:13 pm (7 months ago)

      Thanks for the feedback, I’ll keep that in mind.

      Reply

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