medjool dates with almond butter & dark chocolate

a perfectly simple medjool date snack: medjool dates packed with creamy almond butter & a bittersweet piece of dark chocolate.  just as satisfying as an indulgent candy, but made with completely natural & wholesome ingredients, this medjool date snack will absolutely become one of your favorites!  medjool dates with almond butter & dark chocolate via playswellwithbutter | a perfectly simple medjool date snack: medjool dates packed with creamy almond butter & a bittersweet piece of dark chocolate. just as satisfying as an indulgent candy, but made with completely natural & wholesome ingredients, this medjool date snack will absolutely become one of your favorites!

you guys.  holy crap buckets. life is balls-to-the-walls crazy at the moment. 

chris & i close on our home this week (!!! whaaaaat?!?) & i cannot believe that we will soon be homeowners.  we were not 100% intending to buy, but happened to find the perfect house at just the right time.  the whole purchase process has been incredibly exciting, but it has also been very emotional & full of learning moments. 

& now that we’re sooooo close to crossing the finish line, our lives are full of boxes.  lots & lots of boxes.  despite procrastinating for as long as we could, the packing process is finally well under way. 

since we’re especially pressed for time & my entire kitchen is packed into boxes that are dispersed throughout our duplex (#sadface), snacks & meals now, more than ever, need to be either made ahead of time or come together very quickly without requiring much equipment. 

enter my longest-standing simple snacking obsession that’s been a go-to for the past couple of weeks…a totally craveable 3-ingredient medjool date snack.
medjool dates with almond butter & dark chocolate via playswellwithbutter | a perfectly simple medjool date snack: medjool dates packed with creamy almond butter & a bittersweet piece of dark chocolate. just as satisfying as an indulgent candy, but made with completely natural & wholesome ingredients, this medjool date snack will absolutely become one of your favorites!

this medjool date snack is soooo simple, only requiring 3 pantry ingredients: dates, almond butter, & dark chocolate.medjool dates with almond butter & dark chocolate via playswellwithbutter | a perfectly simple medjool date snack: medjool dates packed with creamy almond butter & a bittersweet piece of dark chocolate. just as satisfying as an indulgent candy, but made with completely natural & wholesome ingredients, this medjool date snack will absolutely become one of your favorites!

i’ll be the first to admit that we’re not doing rocket science here.  sometimes, though, the simplest little pleasures in life are the best.

all you have to do is pit a medjool date & spoon in some almond butter.  once pitted, chewy & soft medjool dates make the perfect vessel for creamy, dreamy almond butter.  when it comes to almond butter, i always opt for justin’s vanilla.  you can of course make your own, but a jar of justin’s is always convenient & delicious.  medjool dates with almond butter & dark chocolate via playswellwithbutter | a perfectly simple medjool date snack: medjool dates packed with creamy almond butter & a bittersweet piece of dark chocolate. just as satisfying as an indulgent candy, but made with completely natural & wholesome ingredients, this medjool date snack will absolutely become one of your favorites!

once the almond butter is spooned into the medjool date, simply pop a piece of dark chocolate in the middle.  medjool dates with almond butter & dark chocolate via playswellwithbutter | a perfectly simple medjool date snack: medjool dates packed with creamy almond butter & a bittersweet piece of dark chocolate. just as satisfying as an indulgent candy, but made with completely natural & wholesome ingredients, this medjool date snack will absolutely become one of your favorites!

viola: these medjool date snacks are the easiest sweet treat you’ll ever make.  medjool dates with almond butter & dark chocolate via playswellwithbutter | a perfectly simple medjool date snack: medjool dates packed with creamy almond butter & a bittersweet piece of dark chocolate. just as satisfying as an indulgent candy, but made with completely natural & wholesome ingredients, this medjool date snack will absolutely become one of your favorites! medjool dates with almond butter & dark chocolate via playswellwithbutter | a perfectly simple medjool date snack: medjool dates packed with creamy almond butter & a bittersweet piece of dark chocolate. just as satisfying as an indulgent candy, but made with completely natural & wholesome ingredients, this medjool date snack will absolutely become one of your favorites!

this medjool date snack is a perfectly balanced bite.  the dates are sweet & have a satisfying chewy texture.  they make for a perfect pair to creamy & nutty vanilla almond butter.  the snap of beautifully tempered dark chocolate provides just the contrast in texture that the bite needs, while its bittersweet notes complement the nut butter & cut through the sweetness of the dates.  

simplicity & perfection.

this bite is just as satisfying as an indulgent candy, but made with completely natural & wholesome ingredients.  it will totally become one of your favorites!  

& guess what!  i’ll give you a bonus tip today:  pitted dates, dark chocolate, & those individual single-serve crack-packs of justin’s are all tsa approved!  a medjool date snack makes the perfect sweet snack to bring on a flight.  i carry dates, almond butter, & chocolate with me whenever i travel so i can make one whenever those on-flight cookies start to tempt me.  medjool dates with almond butter & dark chocolate via playswellwithbutter | a perfectly simple medjool date snack: medjool dates packed with creamy almond butter & a bittersweet piece of dark chocolate. just as satisfying as an indulgent candy, but made with completely natural & wholesome ingredients, this medjool date snack will absolutely become one of your favorites!

i cannot wait to get settled into our new home.  i cannot wait to make my first full-on scratch-cooked meal in my new kitchen.  but in the meantime, i’ll be packing more boxes, popping dark chocolate almond butter date bites into my mouth one by one & dreaming happy, organized new home dreams. 

what’s your go-to sweet snack when you need something impossibly simple?  let me know in the comments below, i’d love to chat!
medjool dates with almond butter & dark chocolate
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medjool dates with almond butter & dark chocolate via playswellwithbutter | a perfectly simple medjool date snack: medjool dates packed with creamy almond butter & a bittersweet piece of dark chocolate. just as satisfying as an indulgent candy, but made with completely natural & wholesome ingredients, this medjool date snack will absolutely become one of your favorites!
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Prep Time
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Total Time
1 min
Prep Time
1 min
Total Time
1 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 medjool date
  2. 1 tsp almond butter
  3. 1 small piece of dark chocolate
Instructions
  1. holding the date between your thumb & pointer finger, carefully make a small horizontal slice down the side of the date.
  2. gently press the date with your thumb & finger & remove the pit.
  3. spoon 1 tsp almond butter into the center of the date.
  4. press dark chocolate into the center of the date & almond butter.
  5. enjoy!
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medjool dates with almond butter & dark chocolate via playswellwithbutter | a perfectly simple medjool date snack: medjool dates packed with creamy almond butter & a bittersweet piece of dark chocolate. just as satisfying as an indulgent candy, but made with completely natural & wholesome ingredients, this medjool date snack will absolutely become one of your favorites!

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5 Comments

  1. I don’t know why I have never done this, because it’s simple and brilliant and I suspect you are a genius. I love dates, I love chocolate, I love almond butter!

  2. Ahhh my husband and I will be looking to buy a house in the spring. We have only just started browsing houses and I am already worried about the actual process!
    But I love a good medjool dates dessert!

  3. So one of my most asked for appetizers I make is a medjool date stuffed with marscarpone cheese then crammed with a walnut. A teensy bit less healthy than your snack……I, (we, Rich & I) fell in love with dates and eating them this way when we went to a date farm in Palm Springs, CA eons ago…..

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