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Dates are nature’s sweetest candy, and stuffing them with citrus-infused nuts makes for an extra-rich treat. Choose soft, pliable dates that still hold their shape after squeezing so you can pack in as much of the scrumptious filling as possible. These simple snacks are an ideal way to end a big meal on a sweet note without stuffing yourself. Feel free to swap in any other nuts that you have on hand or add a drop of rose water over each stuffed date.

Pistachio Stuffed Dates on a metal tray

Ingredients

  • 10 large Medjool or Deglet Noor dates, pitted
  • 8 almonds, chopped
  • 8 walnuts, chopped
  • 16 shelled pistachios, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped orange rind
  • ½ teaspoon orange zest

Instructions

  1. Make a slit in eight of the dates, keeping the flesh as intact as possible.
  2. For filling, chop the remaining two dates and place in a bowl. Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl; mix well. Stuff each split date with about 1 tablespoon of the filling. Cover and chill up to 1 week.

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Kate Reed3 months ago
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We had a fun “Date Night” in which we made and tasted four different stuffed date recipes. These included: almond stuffed date dipped in dark chocolate, vegan goat cheese stuffed date topped with walnut, vegan cream cheese stuffed date wrapped in rice paper “bacon”, and this recipe. Hands down, this recipe was the stand out. Easy to make, and easy to impress one’s guests. I would gladly serve these as an appetizer at any occasion. Thanks for the recipe!

Tamar M.4 months ago
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Easy, healthy and delicious!

Mark6 months ago
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Do you blend or mix the nuts in a food processor before stuffing in dates?

Beth4 months ago
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The directions state that all the nuts are chopped but don’t specifically say how to do that. In a food processor would be one way to accomplish that.

Su6 months ago
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What’s the difference between orange rind and orange zest?

Kelly6 months ago
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The size of the orange–orange rind is bigger than zest. Zesting minces the orange rind. Orange rind is just larger shreds of the orange. Kinda like minced apple vs diced apple pieces.

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Darshana Thacker Wendel

Darshana Thacker Wendel is a vegan chef specializing in whole-food, plant-based cuisine. A graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute, she is the author of the Forks Over Knives: Flavor! cookbook, recipe author for the book Forks Over Knives Family, and recipe contributor to The New York Times best-selling book The Forks Over Knives Plan. Her recipes have been published in The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook, Forks Over Knives magazine, and LA Yoga magazine online. Visit darshanaskitchen.com for more.

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