Dark Chocolate & Pecan Stuffed Medjool Dates

July 25, 2017homemade
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This could be the world’s easiest, quickest & most nourishing dessert! It provides a healthful, slow release energy fix, lots of good soluble and insoluble fiber, protein and heart healthy fats. Medjool dates have even been proven to help reduce cholesterol & improve bone health, and they are packed with essential minerals like copper, potassium, zinc, magnesium, calcium phosphorous, and iron, as well as B vitamins. Best of all it takes literally minutes to prepare – so enjoy this dessert as a healthy, sweet treat!

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Ingredients – per serve

  • 1-2 Medjool Dates
  • 2-4 Pecans
  • 1/2 oz Tbs Dark Chocolate (optional)
  • 1/2 Tsp Shredded Coconut (optional)


  • 1)

    Chop the Medjool dates open lengthwise and remove the pit.

  • 2)

    Stuff with 1-2 pecans.

  • 3)

    In a saucepan or microwave, melt dark chocolate on low heat, drizzle all over the pecan stuffed date & roll in shredded coconut.

  • 4)

    Refrigerate for 5 mins or until chocolate is set.


You may substitute different nuts; The recipe can be multiplied depending on how many you wish to serve. You can make this in advance and it will keep for weeks in the fridge or months in the freezer. As usual with sweets: Watch your serving sizes and consider this a dessert or treat!


  • Susan Harris

    March 26, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    This sounds so delicious!

    1. homemade

      March 26, 2018 at 7:45 pm

      Yes and so easy to make Susan! Enjoy 🙂 warmly Anna

  • Cynthia Robinson

    July 25, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    OMG… THREE of my Favorite foods… love dates, dark chocolate and pecans!!! Can’t wait to give these a try… I have all the ingredients in my pantry!!!

    1. homemade

      August 1, 2018 at 10:02 pm

      How fantastic Cynthia! These are great because you can make them in bulk and store in the freezer so you have a small, nourishing & satisfying treat on hand for when you need a little something! And it’s 100% natural and high in fibre, protein & antioxidants. Enjoy!

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