Rating: 4.65 stars
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

This chocolate-covered, nut-filled date candy is straight from Israel, an idea I received from my Yemenite neighbor. It's easy and delicious!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
25
Yield:
25 stuffed dates
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Ingredients

25
Original recipe yields 25 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the chocolate in a glass or plastic bowl. Heat in the microwave for about 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, or until almost melted. Stir until smooth.

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  • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Stuff each date with a pecan half and place onto the baking sheet. Drizzle the stuffed dates with melted chocolate, then sprinkle with coconut. Place into freezer, and freeze for 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts

86 calories; protein 1g; carbohydrates 11.7g; fat 4.2g; cholesterol 0.4mg; sodium 1.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (12)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2008
Easy to make yummy to eat. They are so sweet that you should not have too many! Read More
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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2008
Easy to make yummy to eat. They are so sweet that you should not have too many! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2009
delicious Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2012
easy peasy and a great recipe to play with. I toasted the coconut, replaced the pecans with almonds, and toasted some sesame seeds and also tucked a few of those inside with the almond. Used a few different kinds of chocolate(semi-sweet, german, unsweetened) mixed together. **Tip for a nice sheen-add a tbsp. of shortening (not butter) to the chocolate while melting. **Tip #2-toast the nuts for a depth of floavor and to avoid bitterness. Just toss them around in a hot dry pan on stovetop until toasted. I'm still a double-boiler gal. these tasted absolutely delish, present so well, easy to make, and have an incredible taste. the nut(and the sesame) gave it a sweet/salty mix. Loved it. thanks so much. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2008
I made these in a care pack for my boyfriend's family at Christmas. They were the perfect sweet for the holidays. A tasty little treat after dinner with coffee. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2011
Party hit! I Made these for my daughters 6th grade food fair. She was assigned to bring a food from Israel. I made about 100. Ours was the first dish emptied! We will be making these again soon. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/23/2013
Chocolate and dates are a surprisingly good combination. These are so super easy to make too. I just made enough for a small plate, to try the recipe. I prefer walnuts, so I used walnut halves instead of pecans. For the chocolate I used milk chocolate chips. I also didn't add the optional coconut and they were fine. This is quite a healthy way to satisfy a sweet tooth. The chocolate can really be added just to taste too. Interesting, ty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2012
OMG! I used bitter chocolate (60% cacao). They were the hit of my dinner party! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2014
A really special treat. One taste and you're hooked. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2015
It just doesn't get any better than this! I love dates and dark chocolate and nuts and coconut and all together the combination is perfect. I stuffed some of the dates with pecans and others with walnuts and used unsweetened coconut because I like it better. I kept mine in the fridge and it worked well. Delicious sweet and chewy wonderfulness. Great recipe Bina! Read More
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