My little ones LOVE these and will eat as many as I can make stuffing themselves beyond the point of being full. They make attractive appetizers or desserts and a great in between meal snack. The nut butter helps you to feel satisfied and the sweet date pleases the sweet tooth craving we all get in the afternoon. All this while giving you calcium, vitamin E, fiber and more. BUT be careful these babies are high in calories and fat so don’t overdo it like my kids can or if you do make these a rare treat.
They do taste a bit better if refrigerated a little while before eating so to make that a bit easier you can just put your dates and almond butter in a fridge after you buy them and pull them out right before you want to make and serve them. To make these even more *naughty mix a little salt and a little more than a little powdered sugar into the almond butter before stuffing them YUM 🙂
- Almonds are higher in calcium than any other nut containing 66 mg in 1 ounce.
- The high content of iron in dates can help build iron stores in blood.
- Click here to read more food facts.
Almond Butter Stuffed Dates
Serves: as many as you want
Raw almond butter
Sliced or halved almonds (or other nuts)
Optional: add salt and powdered sugar to almond butter
If you bought the medjool dates with the pits they are easy to open, just pull the little stem off and peel apart. Shape the date into a nice bowl shape and throw away the pit. Spread some mixed almond butter into the date bowl being careful not to overfill or the almond butter will overwhelm the date flavor. (*see naughty note above to improve the taste) Top with almond slice and ENJOY!