Chocolate Dipped Dates Stuffed With Spiced Nuts

Total Time
15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

From November 2010 Bon Appetit magazine. These take a few steps, but the result is a "wow" for presentation. And it isn't all that hard to do.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Toss 24 almonds, 1 teaspoon orange peel, honey and spices in a small bowl.
  2. Cut slit in each date and remove pit.
  3. Press 2 spice-coated almonds into each slit and enclose nuts in date.
  4. Line a small baking dish with foil (or greased wax paper) so the dates won't stick while they are setting up.
  5. Melt chocolate in a small bowl (about 20 seconds in the microwave, stirring halfway through.).
  6. Dip each date 3/4 of the way into melted chocolate. Shake off excess and place on foil.
  7. Sprinkle remaining orange peel over chocolate.
  8. Dip each plain almond halfway into chocolate and set on top of a date.
  9. Chill until chocolate sets.
Most Helpful

I LOVE THESE. But, I think more cinnamon & allspice should be used....maybe add some to the chocolate? Maybe I had the wrong kind of dates, I couldn't fit 2 almonds inside. I also decided I prefer them without the additional almond on top - it's too big & too much. I think this would be a wonderful addition to holiday trays & absolutely will be making them when the holidays roll around!! Instead of dipping the date, I dropped them in the chocolate then fished them out with my chocolate dipper fork. ;) Made for Veggie Swap 7/11. Thank you! :)

Elmotoo July 09, 2011