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Goat Cheese and Chocolate-Stuffed Dates

Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Mindi Shapiro
Yield 12 servings (serving size: 2 stuffed dates)
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.

Ingredients

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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

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