Stuffed Dates

These sweet treats need to be refrigerated, so don’t put them under the tree! They’re perfect to bring to a party or potluck, or to serve if you’ve got family visiting. 

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Hands-on time:
30 minutes
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Total time:
30 minutes
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Makes
12
Servings

Kitchen Gear

Small sharp knife (adult needed) 
Cutting board 
Measuring spoons 
Teaspoon 

Ingredients

12 dates
6 teaspoons cheese of your choice: including ricotta, goat, cream cheese, cheddar, or blue cheese
12 toasted pecan or walnut halves (To toast nuts, put them on a baking sheet in a 350-degree oven until they are fragrant and look a shade darker, about 5 minutes.)

Instructions

  1. Cut a slit in each date and remove the stone, if the dates are not already pitted. 
  2. Fill the cavity with the cheese and top the cheese with a pecan or walnut half. Squeeze shut the opening. 
  3. Serve right away, or cover and refrigerate up to overnight. Allow to come to room temperature before serving.