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Chocolate Covered Stuffed Dates
Chocolate Covered Stuffed Dates Dipped in Chocolate. You might be think, “What are these dates stuffed with?” Good question! Medjool dates are slit open and the pit is removed. They are then stuffed or filled with a few tablespoons of pumpkin pie spice cream cheese. Semi-sweet chocolate chips are melted and one half of the filled dates are dipped into the melted chocolate.
The combination of flavors might sound strange to you and maybe somewhat scary to eat but they are really delicious. The pumpkin pie spice cream cheese goes perfectly with the sweetness of the dates. The fact that they are dipped into chocolate is a star on top of the Christmas tree to me and the mini chocolate chip eyes make them just plain cute. Dates can be filled with any “flavor” of cream cheese that you like. Strawberries and Cream flavored cream cheese is another favorite.
Give a Date/Bug a try today! You might be surprised how delicious they are! (I’ve had a few “dates” in my life that resembled “bugs”) Get creative when making your bugs. Need a quick Valentine’s Day appetizer? Split your dates in half, remove the pit and fill the date with strawberries n’ cream cream cheese and dip them one end into melted white chocolate chips. Yum!
Unusual but so good!
- 12 medjool dates
- 4 oz tub pumpkin spice cream cheese spread OR
- 4 oz tub strawberries n' cream cream cheese spread
- 4 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted OR
- 4 oz white chocolate chips, melted
- 24 to 36 mini chocolate chips or m & m's
Carefully slice dates in half lengthwise.
Remove date pit, discard.
Spoon cream cheese mixture into a gallon size baggie.
Snip off one small corner of the baggie.
Pipe cream cheese into each date, slightly squeeze sides of dates together, wipe off excess cream cheese. Set aside.
Melt chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl at 100% power for 25 seconds, stir. Repeat until chocolate is melted.
Dip one corner of the stuffed date into the melted chocolate, set date on waxed paper or foil. Place mini chocolate chips or mini m & m on the cream cheese filling, press in slightly.
Set aside to cool and allow the melted chocolate to set up.