The whole of last week was super busy meaning long hours in the office and no time to cook really. I think this is be well connected to the fact that I am sticking to a sugar reduced diet – especially when I am in the office which turns out to be a challenge sometimes when you being surrounded by biscuits and office cookies.
So picture me sitting in the office craving food. Food meaning sugar, really. Option number 1 is the easy way out – eating office cookies. For option number 2 I would not eat at all which usually results in eating a chocolate bar for dinner, haha. Option no 3 is: I am prepared (which I am usually not) and take healthy snacks into the office. One of the snacks I found browsing the web were Crunchy Chocolate Covered Dates. Having one or two of those totally satisfies my sweet tooth when hitting that afternoon sugar craving. They really fill me up too! So here is my extra crunchy version of the peanut butter stuffed dates with pretzels, vanilla and cocoa nibs.
Crunchy Chocolate Covered Dates with Vanilla Peanut Butter Stuffing
- 12 big medjool dates
- 1 cup organic peanut butter
- 12 pretzls
- 1 tbsp ground vanilla
- dairyfree dark chocolate
- cocoa nibs (optional)
Make a slit lengthwise in each date, and remove the pit carefully. Now take your pretzel and tuck it into that opening so the pretzel basically holds the date open. Now mix the peanut butter with the ground vanilla and some cocoa nibs if you like. Fill the peanut butter into a piping bag with a rose tip and pipe a rose shaped peanut butter swirl on each date. You could also simply grab a spoon and scoop some peanut butter on top but I love the way it looks and I don’t mind putting that extra effort. Finally melt your dark chocolate and drizzle as much as you like on top of your dates. Enjoy your Crunchy Chocolate Covered Dates and have a wonderful healthy week at the office!