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Chocolate Coated Dates with Almonds

Chocolate Covered Dates with Almonds is a perfect vegan and gluten-free edible candy. It is a common Mediterranean candy.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Setting Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 15 candy
Calories: 143kcal
Author: sharmila kingsly

Ingredients

  • 15 Dates preferably Medjool dates
  • 15 Almonds
  • 7 oz Dark Chocolate or 200 gms approximately
  • 2 tbsp Sprinkles or Nuts to garnish

Instructions 

  • In a cast iron pan dry roast the almonds in a low flame for 5 - 8 mins. Alternatively you can roast in oven. If you are using roasted Almonds you may skip this step.
  • Pit and remove the seeds from the dates.
  • In Place of the seeds stuff the Roasted Almonds
  • Cover and seal all the dates after stuffing the Almonds
  • Switch on the Instant Pot in saute mode. Add in 1 cup water to the inner steel pot. Wait till the water comes to a boil
  • Now press the cancel button and then press the keep warm button.
  • Place a heat proof bowl that fits on top of the Instant pot. (I dint have a big bowl so placed a steel wire mesh and then my bowl on top of that). Add in 200gm of dark chocolate.
  • Slowly the chocolate starts melting. stir gently until the chocolate is completely melted.
  • Now add the stuffed dates in the chocolate and let it coat fully with chocolate.
  • Place them in parchment paper and rest for 1 hour in room temperature or in the fridge. Let them dry completely.
  • Now its completely dry remove from the parchment paper and store in air tight containers.

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Notes

  • Incase if you do not have an Instant pot you may melt the chocolate using double boiler method.
  • Instead of Almonds you may also use Pecans or pistachios for stuffing.
  • You can also use white chocolate.
  • Pack them in nice gift boxes and gift for Christmas.

Nutrition

Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 14.9g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8.6g | Saturated Fat: 2.8g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 165mg | Fiber: 2.2g | Sugar: 11.5g | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword Chocolate Dates
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