almond butter & salted dark chocolate dates

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These dates always go down an absolute storm. They are genuinely as good as any chocolate bar out there but packed with nutrients and fibre from the dates & protein and healthy fats from the almond butter. Dark chocolate is also a good source of magnesium - but we don't need an excuse to eat dark chocolate! 

They are so easy to make but won't last long! They also make really nice inexpensive gifts -  sprinkle pretty things on top and put them in a nice box and away you go!

Ingredients

10 Medjool dates (the softer and squidgier the better)

1 bar 70%+ dark chocolate

Almond butter (I aways use Pip and Nut coconut and almond butter - it's s bit more pricey but think it gives them the edge!)

Mineral sat (maldon / celtic / Himalayan)

Nuts / seeds / edible dried flowers / bee pollen/ grated orange peel / desiccated coconut or whatever you'd like to sprinkle on top!

Method

Slice the dates down one side so they are still attached at one end and remove the stone

Put a small but of almond butter where the stone was - it should fill the date but not ooze out everywhere. Wipe any excess and stick the dates back together

Place a plastic or glass bowl over a plan of boiling water and melt the dark chocolate

Once the choc is fully melted, using a teaspoon to place the dates a couple at a time in the choc and fully coat in the dark chocolate

Once coated place on .large plate with enough space so the dates aren't touching

Sprinkle a tiny bit of salt on each date and then top with your chopped nuts / ingredients of choice - my fave combo is hazlenuts or pistachios and desiccated coconut

Put them in the fridge and resist urge to scoff until the chocolate is hard. 

Enjoy!!

emily barker