We have been looking at our site data and you know what? Not everyone is looking for a healthy way to enjoy eating dates. We get a lot of request on stuffed dates and why don’t we carry them, so I’m going to give you my simple go-to stuffed date option.
If you are fortunate enough to have a Trader Joes nearby, you are likely to know that one of the most tasteful items recently stocking their shelves is Speculoos cookie butter. I’m telling you this stuff is straight from Gods kitchen. It’s a pretty simple spread and can be used on just about anything. On cheat days I have a tendency to over-indulge with eating several spoonful's straight from the jar. It’s basically crushed/creamed speculoos cookies…can’t say enough about this stuff – incredible. A brief nutritional look at the label shows 90 calories per Tbsp (50 fat calories), 6g of fat and 8g total cabs. If you don’t have the luxury of a Trader Joe's, I have seen Amazon and eBay plastered with this stuff. You will pay a little more, but well worth the experience. I like to think of cookie butter as peanut-butter on steroids.
OK, so I think you might know where this is going. Pretty simple after you have your cookie butter ready and a couple of large medjools. We always recommend to use jumbo or large dates while stuffing. Mainly just due to the amount of stuffing you will be able to get away with...bigger is better when stuffing dates, but if you do have smaller just run with it. Be sure to completely remove the pit prior to stiffing the date. I have busted a tooth on too many dates to count. Once you have the pit removed, take about a teaspoon full of speculoos butter and fill the date. I will typically make 6-8 at a time. Leftovers can be stored on a plate in the refrigerator or an airtight container.
Hope you enjoy!
Please forgive me in advance of my shotty pictures working developing my photography skills. Some professional blogs such as Vegan Richa and Post Punk Chicken - their pictures make me want to jump through the computer and eat that food.