Food Friday: Chocolate Covered Sunbutter Stuffed Dates

Yes, you read that correctly!

My good friend and recently minted Ayurvedic Health Counselor Anna Sullivan planted the seed for this in my head - and I had to water it and let it take life.

This is a crowd-pleasing treat that will make you the favorited person at any party. Get ready for some realness!


  • 4oz bittersweet chocolate (I use theo 70%)

  • 12ish dates

  • 1/2 cup sunflower seed butter

  • Optional: 1/4 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut

  • Bamboo skewers, parchment paper, baking sheet


  1. Melt chocolate in double-boiler.

  2. While chocolate is melting, split dates lengthwise down one side and remove pits.

  3. Spoon sunflower seed butter into "date boats".

  4. Skewer stuffed dates crosswise and dip into melted chocolate, tapping off excess (jokes! There's no such thing as excess chocolate). Place onto parchment lined baking sheet.

  5. Optional: sprinkle with shredded coconut, refrigerate until chocolate has hardened, and serve! Store refrigerated.

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