In Tunisia, the dates are typically stuffed with either butter, Chamia, or Ricotta, and topped with nuts. For this recipe, I “Americanized” the dates a little bit by stuffing them with natural peanut butter and coating them with dark chocolate. They are simply delicious! They are the perfect dessert to break your fast or to have with tea or coffee.
Dates are highly consumed in Tunisia throughout the year. But there is one month in which the consumption increases A LOT, and that month is Ramadan.
Tunisians, and in general Muslims around the world, typically break their fast with an odd number of dates and a glass of water or Lban. This is what the prophet Muhammad did (pbuh).
Tunisian Stuffed Dates
In Tunisia, the dates are typically stuffed with either butter, Chamia, or Ricotta, and topped with nuts. For this Tunisian-style Stuffed Dates recipe, I “Americanized” the dates a little bit by stuffing them with natural peanut butter and coating them with dark chocolate.
They are simply delicious! They are the perfect dessert to break your fast or to have with tea or coffee.
Dates are high in magnesium, potassium, and vitamin B6. They also contain a good amount of fiber and iron.
In addition, these fruits contain a high amount of antioxidants which are disease-fighting agents.
They are definitely something worth adding to your balanced diet.
- Peanut butter
- Dark chocolate (50 grams coats about 15 dates)
- Sea salt (optional, but makes all the difference)
How to make Tunisian-style Peanut butter stuffed dates:
- Wash the dates and remove the pit using a knife. Dry them with a kitchen towel.
- Stuff the dates with peanut butter and place in the freezer just until the chocolate melts.
- In a double boiler (Bain-Marie), melt the dark chocolate.
- Grab the dates from the freezer and dip them in the chocolate. Place on parchment paper and top with sea salt.
- Freeze the finished product for 10 min just until the chocolate hardens. Keep in an airtight container in the freezer or fridge. Enjoy!
This Tunisian Stuffed dates recipe is part of the #TasteTunisia initiative. In search of Tunisian cuisine, through a series of articles/videos, Carthage Magazine offers a window to the Tunisian food and recipes.
The Taste Tunisia initiative is supported by Carthage Magazine and led by international registered dietitians-nutritionists from Tunisia, making it the ultimate initiative that celebrates and promotes Tunisian cuisine.
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