Almond butter stuffed dates are an easy and nutritious snack packed with flavor and energy-boosting nutrients, making it the perfect midday pick-me-up or after-dinner treat.
About this recipe
You can whip up a batch of these sweet and satisfying snacks with just a few simple ingredients in no time. Plus, they’re vegan, gluten-free, and can be customized to suit your taste preferences.
Ingredients for the vegan stuffed dates
The key ingredients in almond butter stuffed dates are fresh dates and almond butter, which are incredibly nutritious and delicious.
- Dates are a fruit known for their natural sweetness and chewy texture. They are a great source of fiber, which helps keep you feeling full and satisfied. They are also rich in vitamins and minerals like potassium and magnesium. Also, dates are low in fat and calories, making them an ideal snack for those looking to maintain a healthy diet.
- Almond butter, on the other hand, is a creamy spread made from ground almonds. It is a great source of healthy fats, protein, and fiber, which help keep you feeling full and satisfied. Almond butter is also rich in vitamin E, an important antioxidant that helps protect your cells from damage caused by free radicals.
- Topping ideas: chopped nuts (almonds, pistachios, or walnuts), shredded coconut, cacao nibs, cinnamon, sea salt, or dark chocolate chips.
How to make stuffed dates
To make almond butter stuffed dates, cut the dates in half, remove the pits, and fill them with a dollop of almond butter. You can also customize the recipe by adding toppings like chopped nuts, coconut flakes, cacao nibs, or a drizzle of maple syrup.
Best time to eat stuffed dates
Almond butter stuffed dates are a versatile and tasty snack that can be enjoyed any time of day. Here are some ideas for serving and enjoying them:
Mid-day snack: Almond butter stuffed dates make the perfect mid-day snack to help you power through the afternoon slump. Pack a few in a small container and take them to work or school for a quick and satisfying snack.
Dessert: Serve almond butter stuffed dates as a healthy and delicious dessert option. Arrange them on a small plate and drizzle them with honey or sprinkle with cinnamon for an extra flavor.
Breakfast: Enjoy almond butter stuffed dates as a sweet and nutritious addition to your breakfast. Pair them with a cup of coffee or tea and some fresh fruit for a well-rounded and satisfying morning meal.
On-the-go snack: Grab a few almond butter stuffed dates to take with you when you’re on the go. They are a great snack to keep in your purse or gym bag for a quick and healthy energy boost.
Tips for making the best
Choose fresh and plump dates: When selecting dates for this recipe, look for plump, moist, and free of any signs of mold or spoilage. Medjool dates work best.
Use high-quality almond butter or homemade, and make sure it is at room temperature. If your almond butter is too cold, it will be difficult to scoop and spread onto the dates.
Make a larger batch: Almond butter stuffed dates are a great snack to have on hand for busy days. Make a larger batch and store them in the fridge or freezer for a quick and healthy snack anytime.
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Almond Butter Stuffed Dates
- 12 dates
- 1/4 cup almond butter
- Optional toppings: chopped nuts shredded coconut, cacao nibs, cinnamon, honey, sea salt, or dark chocolate chips
- Cut each date in half lengthwise and remove the pit.
- Spread a small dollop of almond butter into each date half, using a small spoon or your finger to distribute the filling evenly.
- Optional: top each stuffed date with your desired toppings, such as cacao nibs.
Nutritional information of this recipe is only an estimate, the accuracy for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.