Ricotta stuffed chocolate dates

(This recipe was first published on Kidspot last year.)

Personally I like my date un-stuffed. But if you’re into that sort of thing, that’s cool. No Crisco though please, it’s omega-6 rich and pro-inflammatory, use coconut oil rather.

This sweet treat has it all: it’s “healthy” (unless you eat 10 in one sitting), it’s chewy, creamy, crunchy, sweet, milky and chocolatey.

Plus they’re a piece of piss to make but look a bit fancy. Why not present your family with a tray of these along with cuppa T time on Christmas day?

Nothing says I love you quite like a stuffed date.

Ingredients:

  • a small (about 200g) packet of dates
  • 100g of ricotta
  • a vanilla pod or a jar of pure vanilla bean paste
  • a block of good quality dark chocolate

Don't buy cooking chocolate, buy good quality eating chocolate.

Method:

  • Line a shallow storage container or tray with baking paper and set aside.
  • Using a sharp knife, slice dates lengthways and GENTLY PUSH THE DATE OPEN.
  • Mix the ricotta with the vanilla (one whole pod, scraped or one teaspoon of paste) and then use a teaspoon to SMOOSH it into the dates, lining up on the baking paper as you go.
  • Melt chocolate over a double boiler, stir until an even consistency and drizzle over the dates with a tablespoon… messy is OK!
  • Once they’re all generously covered in chocolate, slide them into the fridge until the chocolate sets.

I LOVE vanilla bean ricotta, it's good on toast with a little honey too, NOM.

Little stuffed dates, all in a row. Hee hee.

~Yours in anal sex innuendo (in your end – oh!) ha ha ha, K180, x

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Yum! I am definitely whipping up a batch of these this week :-)

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