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Chocolate Almond Cinnamon Dates

Chocolate Almond Cinnamon Dates

This is the story of Chocolate Almond Cinnamon Dates. What do you do when you have 1 kg of fresh Medjoul dates at home and someone drops by and gives you three bars of 85% dark organic chocolate that you don’t usually eat? I thought about giving them away as a present but instead I got inspired to get creative in my kitchen. Last year we visited friends and they served us large fresh chocolate covered dates with our tea. They were so delicious that I couldn’t get enough of them. After our visit I even tried to find them in local Turkish shops but they were all sold out. Apparently they sell them only around Ramadan. Today I have tried to recreate these delicious sweet treats by pitting my fresh dates and giving them a warm chocolate bath. But just dipping my dates in chocolate wasn’t enough. I searched my kitchen cabinets for exciting stuff I could add and started experimenting. One of my favorite treats is chocolate cinnamon covered almonds but I think I have topped it.  The result of my experiment: delicious dark chocolate covered fresh Medjoul dates with a filling of blanched almond cream with cinnamon, a pinch of sea salt and 1 crunchy blanched almond at its center. OMG! These Chocolate Almond Cinnamon Dates are divine. YOU HAVE GOT TO TRY THESE!

WARNING: This recipe will spike your blood sugar levels.

Ingredients

  • 1 bar (100 gr) of 85% organic dark chocolate. I used Vivani 
  • fresh Medjoul dates (for 100 gr of chocolate you can cover about 20 dates)
  • blanched almonds
  • blanched almond paste
  • cinnamon
  • sea salt

If you want to make it 100% raw and refined sugar-free, you can make your own chocolate using the recipe for raw chocolate here.

Instructions

Chocolate Covered dates

  • Pit the dates and close them back up
  • Melt the chocolate au bain marie.
  • Using a fork, cover the pits in chocolate on all sides. Place on a plate or in a container to cool down. You can store them in the refrigerator.

Chocolate Almond Cinnamon Dates

  • Pit the dates
  • Open up the dates and fill with ½ tsp blanched almond paste, 1 blanched almond, sprinkle with cinnamon and sea salt and close them back up
  • Using a fork, bathe the dates in the melted chocolate bath making sure you cover all sides. Place on a plate or in a container to cool down. You can store them in the refrigerator.

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About chantal

I am Chantal Soeters, a certified yoga teacher and Health Coach. I am passionate about helping YOU live a happier and healthier life. You can find me here online or teaching yoga classes in and around Amsterdam, blending green juices and smoothies in my kitchen, whipping up raw desserts and cooking up my crazy and wild food experiments.

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