These stuffed medjool dates are probably the finest example I can, and will ever be able to, muster of how often it’s the simple things in life that are the best.
They’re so easy to whip up they barely need a recipe - but see below. The sweet sticky medjool dates, known for their caramel-toffee taste and texture, serve as the perfect hand-to-mouth vehicle for the glorious trio that is peanut butter, dark choc & flakey sea salt. Taste-wise they kind of remind me of a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup - Snickers bar hybrid. Gah, *drool*!
Enjoy a couple as the perfect after-dinner sweet snack. Total hedonism in a bite…I dare you to stop at one. You’re welcome in advance my friends.
Stuffed Medjool Dates with Peanut Butter, Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt
Ingredients (per 2x stuffed date)
2 medjool date
1 tsp of peanut butter **
1 small square of dark chocolate
Small pinch of flakey sea salt
Finely slice down the middle of each date lengthways, cutting it about half way down the date. Gently open by pulling apart, enough to remove the inner pip. Discard pip.
Spoon around 1/2 tsp nut butter into date.
Using a knife chop dark chocolate. Sprinkle overtop of the nut butter.
Sprinkle with a small pinch of sea salt. Enjoy!
*Medjool dates are a large variety of date famed for their caramel-like taste, and superbly soft, moist and chewy inner texture. They have a high fructose content, making them pretty sweet. They can be found in the chilled produce section of the supermarket. You can totally sub these for another date variety - but admittedly the medjool dates are fabulous here!
** feel free to sub peanut butter for another nut butter of your choice e.g. hazelnut, almond…