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   |    Total time: 30   |    Makes: 12 Servings


Cutting board 
Sharp knife (adult needed) 
Measuring spoons 


12 dates
6 teaspoon cheese of your choice: including ricotta, goat, cream cheese, cheddar, or blue cheese
12 toasted pecan or walnut halves


Wash your hands with soap and water, then gather all your equipment and ingredients and put them on a counter.

  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.