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Chocolate Dates

These chocolate dates are a favourite with everyone and so simple to put together. They are also great to make with the kids.

chocolate dates

Ingredients:

Dates:

Dates pitted and sliced open but not all the way through, Dark chocolate, Milk chocolate White chocolate.

Flavours/Toppings/Directions:

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.

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