Goat Cheese and Chocolate-Stuffed Dates

Goat Cheese and Chocolate-Stuffed Dates Recipe
Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Mindi Shapiro
Use a high-quality chocolate bar (such as Scharffen Berger) and soft Medjool dates for the best flavor. Substitute Neufchâtel cheese in place of goat cheese for more sweetness.

Yield:

12 servings (serving size: 2 stuffed dates)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 65
Caloriesfromfat 18 %
Fat 1.3 g
Satfat 0.9 g
Monofat 0.3 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 1.3 g
Carbohydrate 13.4 g
Fiber 1.4 g
Cholesterol 2 mg
Iron 0.3 mg
Sodium 18 mg
Calcium 13 mg

Ingredients

24 whole pitted Medjool dates
1/4 cup (2 ounces) goat cheese
1 tablespoon grated unsweetened chocolate
1 1/2 teaspoons powdered sugar

Preparation

Open the slit in each date; stuff about 1/2 teaspoon goat cheese and about 1/8 teaspoon chocolate inside each date. Close date around filling; press gently to seal. Arrange stuffed dates in a single layer on a platter; sift powdered sugar over dates.

Note: Refrigerate stuffed dates in an airtight container for up to two days.

Mark Scarbrough,

Cooking Light

November 2005