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Goat Cheese and Chocolate-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.

  • Yield: 12 servings (serving size: 2 stuffed dates)


  • 24 none whole pitted Medjool dates
  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) goat cheese
  • 1 tablespoon grated unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons powdered sugar


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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 65none
  • Calories from fat: 18%
  • Fat: 1.3g
  • Saturated fat: 0.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 1.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 13.4g
  • Fiber: 1.4g
  • Cholesterol: 2mg
  • Iron: 0.3mg
  • Sodium: 18mg
  • Calcium: 13mg

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