Date bites with strawberries and chocolate

20 minutes
Chocolate-covered dates are a timeless treat, but the fun really begins with the filling! Here, we've chosen a delectable strawberry jam that perfectly complements the natural sweetness of the dates and rich chocolate coating. These easy-to-make bites are an ideal dessert or a delightful gift for loved ones.

Date bites with strawberries and chocolate

Chocolate-covered dates are a great classic. You can let your creativity run wild and have fun for the garnish! Here, I opted for a delicious strawberry jam. The sweet taste of dates and chocolate goes perfectly with the taste of strawberries.

This is an easy dessert to make and perfect to bring as a gift when you are invited to your loved ones' homes.

Ingredients (8 bites)

8 Medjool dates, pitted
1 cup Dark chocolate pastille

Strawberry jam
1/2 cup Strawberries, diced
1 tbsp White sugar
2 tsp Cornstarch
1 tsp Vanilla extract

Topping of your choice (optional)
Grated coconut
Walnuts, chopped
Almonds, chopped
Pistachios, chopped
Fleur de sel

Method : 

1. In a blender, mix the ingredients for the jam.

2. In a small saucepan, bring the jam to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, transfer to a bowl and let cool. Leave to rest for 1 hour in the refrigerator.

3. Meanwhile, make a slit in the top of each date and place them on a plate covered with parchment paper.

4. Garnish each date with jam.

5. In a bain-marie, melt the chocolate. Dip the dates one by one in the chocolate and cover with a topping of your choice. Let sit in the refrigerator for a few minutes before enjoying.

By Katia Bricka
Writer for RAW Nutritional


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