SUGAR-FREE Dark Chocolate Covered Dates

[RECIPES] SUGAR-FREE Dark Chocolate Covered Dates

SUGAR-FREE Dark Chocolate Covered Dates 

Thank you for a wonderful recipe 📸 Anju Verma @anjuverma.recipes.

Recipe creator's comment: "A super easy NO-BAKE, GLUTEN-FREE recipe where dates are stuffed with almonds & then coated with melted dark chocolate. Best one-bite guilt-free dessert or snack. A healthy way to curb your sugar cravings.👩‍🍳"

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Diabetes-friendly  🌟🌟🌟

💚 WHY Healthy?

Let's talk about DATES today. They are definately tasty and healthy to people with diabetes too. 

Dates are sweet and if you have diabetes, you are worried it impacts the blood sugar level. However, according to the some researches, when eaten in moderation, dates can be part of a healthy diet if you have diabetes! 

Data Source

Whole Fruits and Fruit Fiber Emerging Health Effects

Therapeutic effects of date fruits (Phoenix dactylifera) in the prevention of diseases via modulation of anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-tumour activity

They’re packed with fiber, which helps your body absorb its sugars more slowly.   

Additionally, dates have a low GI, which means they’re less likely to spike your blood sugar levels, making them a safe choice for people with diabetes. Moreover, dates have a medium GL, which means that 1 or 2 fruits at a time are a good choice. 

Again, dates boast an impressive nutritional profile and natural sweetness.

Ingredients

  • 25 dates (any soft flesh dates) 
  • 100-150 gms dark chocolate with 50-90% cacao 
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil 
For stuffing- 25 almonds for small dates or 50 almonds for fat dates

Directions

  1. For non-pitted dates, make a slit lengthwise in each date & remove pit. Keep aside. 
  2. Place chocolate in a microwave proof bowl. Microwave for 40 seconds. Then add coconut oil. Microwave again for 40 seconds. Stir the melted chocolate till it becomes a smooth sauce. Keep aside. 
  3. Take a pitted date, stuff it with 1 almond for small date or 2 almonds for fat date. Press the slit side lightly to seal. 
  4. Stuff all the dates with almonds. Keep aside. 
  5. Line a baking tray or flat plate with butter paper. Keep aside. 
  6. Drop 4 to 5 stuffed dates into the melted chocolate. Using a fork, cover each date by rolling in chocolate sauce. 
  7. Then push one chocolate coated date with fork to the side of bowl to let the excess chocolate drip off, then lift and carefully place on butter paper. 
  8. Repeat until all dates are dipped, then coated and placed on butter paper. 
  9. Keep the baking tray in refrigerator for minimum 45 to upto few hours for chocolate to set.  
  10. Store in refrigerator in a covered container or bowl. Stays good for 2 weeks

TIPS

You can sprinkle any coarse salt, dessicated coconut or chocolate sprinklers before keeping the coated dates in refrigerator.

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