Pecan Orange Stuffed Dates

Pecan Orange Stuffed Dates Recipe

By Peanut Palate

🔪Prep Time: 10 mins


6 dates preferably the largest, softest dates you can find

2 tbsp semisweet chocolate chips sub: dark chocolate

6 raw pecans sub: another raw nut

6 tsp shredded coconut sweetened or unsweetened (I used unsweetened)

1 small orange or tangerine for zesting


1Add the pecans to a small skillet over medium heat. Constantly stir them around until they begin to brown – they will burn quickly so be careful! You can also taste one to check – it should be crunchier and more flavourful than a raw pecan.

2Once toasted, remove the pecans from the stovetop. Alternatively, you can skip this step as well if you'd like to keep the pecans raw.

3Cut a slit lengthwise into each date – if there are seeds inside, remove them.

4Stuff one pecan into each date.

5Take the two small stovetop pots and add water into the larger one (if you do have two pots of different sizes), filling it up halfway. If you are using a double boiler, you can skip this step and add the chocolate chips directly to the double boiler.

6Place it over low heat on the stove, then add the smaller pot into it. Make sure the water does not go into the smaller pot – if it does, remove some water from the larger pot.

7Add the chocolate chips into the smaller pot – this is making a double boiler at home.

8Once the chocolate chips are in the pot, either with the homemade double boiler or an actual one, constantly stir them around to melt.

9Once they are melted, turn the heat off and drizzle all of the chocolate over the dates.

10After the chocolate, top each date with 1 teaspoon shredded coconut.

11Zest the orange to add a few orange flakes to each date – I didn't measure this, but you can see the amount of orange zest on each date in the photo. Add to your liking.

12Once completed, refrigerate or freeze the dates for an hour. Personally, I prefer them frozen (they become a lot harder and chewier). I recommend refrigerating them first if you aren't sure on how the texture would change if frozen.

13To store, keep them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Enjoy!

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