Try Your Dates With A Little Bit of Nut Butter

Peanut Butter Dates

October 15, 2015   10 Comments

It is very hard to find something that peanut butter doesn’t make better.

Okay, well I can think of a few things (especially if you are allergic to peanuts). But, apples, bananas, oatmeal, toast, and all sorts of cookies are transformed with some peanut butter.

Did I mention chocolate?

Last month, I visited Medjool date country and found out that Medjool dates are fresh fruit. One of the nights we were there the crew left a peanut butter stuffed date (dipped in chocolate and sea salt) on my pillow (in a box) as a night-time treat.

I was full from dinner but I am a sucker for a box on my pillow. I ate it and then realized that dates and peanut butter go together quite well. Yum!

When Natural Delights sent me a box of Medjool dates, I knew immediately what I was going to do with them – stuff them with peanut butter!

Wow! These are so good. They are fantastic with coffee and they hit my afternoon sweet craving. I think they would be wonderful with almond butter or simply a walnut stuffed inside the date.

Have you tried to stuff a date with peanut butter? Why not?

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Peanut Butter Stuffed Medjool Dates

Makes 6

6 Medjool dates, sliced down the middle pit removed
2 tablespoons peanut butter or whatever nut butter you prefer

Put peanut butter into sandwich bag and squeeze toward a corner. Slice the corner off and pipe one teaspoon of peanut butter into each date.

Enjoy!

One date is 85 calories, 2.7 g fat, 0.6 g saturated fat, 15.2 g carbohydrates, 12.7 g sugar, 2.0 g protein, 1.7 g fiber, 24 mg sodium, 1 Points+

Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only.
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10 Comments:

This brings me back to my childhood (a LONG time ago). My mother used to stuff dates with peanut butter, put a walnut half on top and roll lightly in granulated sugar. She always included these special dates on her cookie trays at Christmas. Think I'll reinstate the tradition!

on October 15, 2015

While growing up we always had dates and figs on the Holiday table along with other dessets which we would stuff with a walnut.They were so good.
Now I will have to try a little peanut butter.
Never thought of peanut butter. Thanks for the idea..

on October 15, 2015

They are also tasty with an almond stuffed in the middle. They sell these in the middle east and they are delicious.

on October 15, 2015

Ha! Last week, I bought a bag of dates for a recipe and found myself shoving them into a jar of peanut butter. I actually had to toss the dates because the date/pb combo was becoming a binge trigger for me. But, man, was it good while it lasted.

on October 15, 2015

My grandmother used to stuff them with cream cheese. I will have to try nut butter now too. You brought back fond memories with this post.

on October 15, 2015

My mom stuffed them with cream cheese and then put a big piece of walnut on top. They were great! My husband who is a pecan guy (vs walnut) and little one who won't eat cream cheese (?) both will eat them happily stuffed with the nut but minus the cream cheese. Big kid eats everything (like me!)

on October 15, 2015

these have been a holiday tradition in our family for many generations. We roll them in cinnamon sugar after stuffing with peanut butter.

on October 15, 2015

I'm with Allie, these hit the salt/sugar/fat triggers for me and I'm lazy, so it's just some dates in a bowl and some (no-sugar-added) PB or almond butter on them and ugggggggggghhh, I've eaten a couple dozen. :P

I've found that a sprinkle or three of cinnamon on some dates (and then I eat them with a fork so I can still type without cinnamon-ing up my keyboard) is pretty yummy. Like poor-man's baklava... :) I'll have to try it with the PB, too...

on October 21, 2015

These are great "energy bars" on bike rides. Carbs, protein, sweet, salty, compact, easy-to-fix-and-pack, REAL FOOD! Sometimes I stuff them with just a nut or half a Babybel.

on April 4, 2016

My grandmother would always have peanut butter filled dates rolled in sugar when we came to visit for dinner on Sundays I love these

on October 17, 2016


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