Israeli Stuffed Dates

This chocolate-covered, nut-filled date candy is straight from Israel, an idea I received from my Yemenite neighbor. It’s easy and delicious!

Original recipe makes 25 stuffed dates


8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
25 pitted Medjool dates
25 pecan halves
2 tablespoons sweetened shredded coconut

  • PREP

    15 mins


    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Place the chocolate in a glass or plastic bowl. Heat in the microwave for about 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, or until almost melted. Stir until smooth.
  2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Stuff each date with a pecan half and place onto the baking sheet. Drizzle the stuffed dates with melted chocolate, then sprinkle with coconut. Place into freezer, and freeze for 1 hour before serving.


Calories: 86 kcal
Carbohydrates: 11.7 g
Cholesterol: < 1 mg
Fat: 4.2 g
Fiber: 1.5 g
Protein: 1 g
Sodium: 2 mg