Dark chocolate covered Dates filled with creamy Tahini sauce and sprinkled with sea salt. An easy and decadent healthy dessert! Gluten-free, vegan, and refined-sugar free!
If you know me, you may know that dates are my favorite food. Seriously, if I had to choose one thing to eat for the rest of my life it would be dates! They are soft, chewy, taste like caramel, are high in potassium and fiber, and are a FRUIT! So nutrient-dense and good for you? What’s not to love?
I use dates extremely often in my baking as a sweetener because I don’t like to bake with refined-sugar. They are so dynamic and easy to use!
Dates by themselves honestly are extremely satisfying and can usually hit the spot for my sweet tooth, but they can be dressed up to make even better desserts.
In this recipe, I first stuffed the dates with Tahini sauce (from Trader Joe’s) and then used MadeCasse 92% Dark Chocolate (from Whole Foods) to cover the dates in chocolate. Last, I sprinkled them with a little Pink Himalayan Sea Salt. You can buy dates at pretty much any grocery store, though I used the ones from the bulk bins at Whole Foods.
The Tahini adds a wonderful sesame, almost savory, element to the sweetness of the dates which is cut by the bitter dark chocolate and the salt adds the perfect salty element. So, all of your taste buds will be satisfied with these little desserts!
You can get totally creative with this dessert. Dates can be stuffed with any nut butter, whole nuts, etc. and can be topped with shredded coconut, nut pieces, or anything else you like! This recipe is so easy and so satisfying. I hope you enjoy 🙂
Tahini and Sea Salt Chocolate Covered Dates
- 16 Medjool Dates
- 3/4 bar 85% dark chocolate
- Tahini Sauce
- Sea Sale
- Unless you bought pitted dates, slice open your dates length-wise to remove the pits.
- Lay your dates on a baking tray on top of parchment paper.
- Fill each date with about a tsp. tahini sauce.
- Put the dates in the freezer for 15 minutes to chill.
- While the dates are chilling, break up your dark chocolate and melt it in a microwave-safe bowl. I usually microwave for 30 seconds, then stir to make sure the chocolate doesn't seize, and repeat until it's all melted.
- Take the dates out of the freezer and using a fork, roll each one in the melted chocolate, place back on parchment paper, and quickly sprinkle with sea salt.
- Keep the baking tray in the refrigerator another half hour or until the chocolate has firmed. Enjoy!
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