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