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!

  • Francine Crist

    August 22, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    Fabulous idea! I joined to update recipes and acquire new ideas….this is GREAT example!

    1. Maddy Kuhn

      August 22, 2018 at 8:38 pm

      Hi Francine,

      So happy you are enjoying the recipes!

  • Susan Chilson

    September 7, 2018 at 4:28 am

    Could you give nutritional info with your recipes for those of us with dietary restrictions

    1. Maddy Kuhn

      September 7, 2018 at 11:58 pm

      Hi Susan,
      Thanks for reaching out! We don’t actually track the calorie, fat, carb or sodium content of our recipes. The reason is because tracking calories, carbs etc is not sustainable, easy – or fun! – for most people! And research shows that it does not lead to lasting results for over 99% of dieters. Instead, we teach our Members a new way of cooking & eating for Nourishment and Satisfaction, where you get to eat the foods you love, until you are satisfied – and discover a healthy eating lifestyle you never want to stop! This is what works for long term results, and our Members LOVE the freedom of never having to count another calorie or carb ever again. Our recipes are fast, easy to make, nourishing and naturally low in carbs, calories, sodium and sugar compared to most processed food or convenience food options. We’ve helped thousands of members to lose weight and manage or reverse conditions ranging from diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and kidney disease and many more. If you do need to track sodium or nutrients for a specific medical condition, you can enter our ingredients into a tool like this: https://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-calculator.asp. Hope this helps!

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  • Dianna Kasprzak

    October 13, 2018 at 2:48 am

    This simple recipe is over-the-top delicious! It is so simple and easy to prepare, with quick and very sweet-tooth-satisfying results.

    1. Maddy Kuhn

      October 17, 2018 at 8:14 pm

      Thanks for the positive feedback Dianna! We love that you enjoyed it so much.

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