These chocolate dates are a favourite with everyone and so simple to put together. They are also great to make with the kids.
Dates pitted and sliced open but not all the way through, Dark chocolate, Milk chocolate White chocolate.
I haven’t included quantities here because it depends on the number of dates you are using. As a rough guide, we made 120 with 300g dark chocolate and 200g milk chocolate. I combined both chocolates in one bowl. For the white chocolate dates, i use 50g because i only covered 20 of the dates. To make the dates, you will need to line a tray with baking paper and after dipping the dates in chocolate, add them to the tray. Once they are covered, pop them into the fridge to set.
Nutella and Hazelnut – Hazelnut with 1/4 tsp nutella in the middle of the date. Close the date. Dip into the dark/milk chocolate mixture and top with a hazelnut.
Stem Ginger – Small piece of stem ginger in the middle of the date. Close the date. Dip into the dark/milk choc and top with a piece of stem ginger.
Salted chai caramel and walnut (for 25 dates) – Bring the kettle to a boil and add a tea bag to a cup with a pinch of cinnamon, cardamom, ginger. Add just enough water to cover it and set aside. Combine 30g butter, 25g light brown sugar in a pan and allow to melt. Remove from the heat and stir in 30ml cream. Strain the tea and add to the pan. Add a pinch of sea salt flakes. Set aside. Once cooled and thicker, add walnut to the middle of the date and close. Dip in milk/dark chocolate mixture and top with a walnut. using a tablespoon, spoon over the caramel mixture.
White chocolate, pistachio and dried rose petals – Add a pistachio and a milky bar button into the middle the date, Close the date and dip in white chocolate, top with crushed pistachios and dried rose petals.
Sesame seeds and Tahini – Put a 1/4 tsp tahini into the middle of the date. Close the date and dip in dark/milk chocolate, Top with sesame seeds.
Coconut and marshmallow – Place a mini marshmallow in the date. Close the date and dip in either the milk and dark chocolate mix or the white chocolate. Top with desiccated coconut.
Peanut butter – Place a salted peanut in the date. Close the date and dip in dark/milk chocolate mixture. Place a peanut on top.
Almond – Place an almond in the middle of the date. Close the date and dip in milk/dark chocolate. Add ground almonds to the top.