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Creamy Stuffed Dates to Boost Your Energy

Stuffed dates make for the perfect Moroccan-inspired snack

Dates on their own are already a pretty amazing fruit, but stuffed dates are an upgrade you have to try! They’re an easy-to-make appetizer, snack or dessert that combines the sweet and luscious taste of Medjool dates with fillings that perfectly balance out the sweetness of the date itself. It’s great for any occasion and is sure to impress your guests with its unique and sophisticated flavor profile.

The beauty of stuffed dates is their versatility as you can fill them with a variety of ingredients. In Morocco, people traditionally stuff Medjool dates with walnuts and serve them with a small glass of milk infused with orange blossom water. It’s a kind gesture to welcome new guests into one’s home.

Taking this to the next level, we suggest adding peanut butter as it compliments the sweetness of the date and the light bitterness of walnuts with a creamy, indulgent texture.

Customise the stuffing as you like!

If you want to go away from Moroccan traditions, you can also stuff them with other nuts or even cheeses, to create a savory-sweet appetizer. Some popular fillings include cream cheese and pistachios, blue cheese and walnuts, and goat cheese and prosciutto. The soft and chewy texture of the dates paired with any filling is a match made in heaven!

But dates aren’t only delicious, they are also a natural source of energy, rich in fiber, and packed with nutrients. Dates are high in antioxidants and contain important minerals such as potassium and magnesium, making them a healthy and nutritious snack option.

Stuffed dates are a popular choice for entertaining. They are quick and easy to prepare and can be made ahead of time. You can serve them as a starter or as part of a larger spread, such as a mezze platter or a charcuterie board. But they’re also fantastic as a pick-me-up just to enjoy for yourself!

You might also like one of our other snack ideas

In conclusion, stuffed dates are a delicious and versatile appetizer that you can customize to suit your taste preference. Whether you are hosting a party, entertaining guests, or simply looking for a healthy snack, stuffed dates are a perfect choice that will leave your taste buds satisfied and your guests impressed

Stuffed dates

Stuffed dates are a delightful and easy-to-make appetizer or snack that are perfect for any occasion. They are made by filling and fleshy Medjool dates that bring the perfect balance to the natural sweetness of the date.
Prep Time1 minute
Total Time1 minute
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: International, Moroccan
Servings: 1 date


  • 1 Medjool date
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter (smooth)
  • 1 walnut


  • Split the date halfway open, remove the seed. Spread peanut butter inside and add half a walnut.
    Enjoy this perfect snack or afternoon pick-me-up!

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Made with love by Katja & Youssef | 2023