120g(approx ½ a cup) crunchy natural peanut butter
120g(4oz) dark chocolate 85% cocoa
10g(⅛ of a cup) unsalted shelled pistachios
Spoon about half a teaspoon of peanut butter into the dates.Line a baking tray with parchment paper.Place the dates on the linked baking tray and place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
Chop the pistachios very finely.
Melt the chocolate and coconut oil in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Make sure the end of the bowl is not touching the base of the bowl.
Take the dates out of the freezer and dip them one at a time in the chocolate. I used two forks.Make sure the dates are completely covered in chocolate.
Place the chocolate covered dates back onto the paper-lined tray.Sprinkle a pinch of the chopped pistachios over the chocolate covered dates.Once they are all done place the tray in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to set.Serve once set.
Buy Pitted Dates - Save your time and buy pitted dates! Unpitted dates are easy to pit, it just takes some time!
Use the bain-marie/double boiler technique - to melt your chocolate. This process of melting the chocolate on the stovetop does take longer, about 10 minutes, than microwaving. Melting chocolate can easily go wrong, if the chocolate overheats or comes into contact with moisture it can spilt or become grainy and unusable.
Forks - Use a couple of forks or wooden toothpicks to dip the stuffed dates in the chocolate. Let the dates sit on the fork for a few seconds to drain off the excess chocolate.
Freezing/Storing - any leftover dates can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for about a week. I don't recommend freezing these.
Nutritional Information - is calculated using an online nutrition tool and is approximate. It is based on one stuffed date.
Weights and measurements - For US readers, I use Cuisipro measuring cups and spoons, and a Pyrex measuring jug for liquids. These are the industry standard. Cup/spoon volumes can differ from brand to brand, for accuracy, I recommend weighing all ingredients if possible for best results.