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Close up of two healthy sweet treats. Two dates stuffed with almond butter and covered in chocolate and sprinkled with nettle seeds. They sit upon and tree trunk slice platter.

Healthy Sweet Treat. Dates Stuffed With Almond Butter, Covered in Dark Chocolate & Nettle Seeds

Chef Tripti
Got a sweet craving? Try these dates stuffed with almond butter and covered in dark chocolate. An interesting addition is the sprinkling of wild nettle seeds. These are very moreish!
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine middle eastern
Servings 12


  • 12 Dates
  • 80 gms Almond butter
  • 20 gms Nettle seeds
  • 100 gms 85 % Dark Chocolate


  • Carefully gather the nettle seeds. Remove the seeds from the stem and set aside
  • In a pot bring water to a simmer. Place a heat-proof bowl on top and break the dark chocolate into it to melt.
  • While the chocolate is melting, cut the dates down the centre and remove the seed to create a cavity.
  • Fill about 3 gms of almond butter into the centre and close it shut. Remove any almond butter oozing out.
  • Once the chocolate has melted, remove from the heat and hot water pot.
  • On a plate scatter the nettle seeds and also set some aside in a bowl.
  • Coat each date with the melted chocolate. Remove and excess chocolate and place onto the plate with the nettle seeds. Add some nettle seeds from the bowl on top as well.
  • Repeat this process for all the dates. Once done refrigerate for the chocolate to set.
  • Once set, the stuffed dates are ready to be eaten. They can also be stored in the refrigerator for upto a week.
Keyword Dairy free, Foragedfood, Gluten free, healthy