Dark Chocolate Almond Clusters with Dates
Prep time 10mins
Cook time 30mins
Serves or Makes: 12

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  • 12 Medjool dates
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate
  • 1 cup almonds (roasted or plain)
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, for garnish


  • Step 1

    Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Step 2

    Pit the dates by using a sharp knife to cut lengthwise. Pull open and flatten (kind of looks like a butterfly), removing pits and laying them out, sticky side up.

  • Step 3

    Add the chocolate to a microwave safe bowl and heat in 30 second bursts, stirring in between, until melted.

  • Step 4

    Drizzle about 1 teaspoon of chocolate per cluster, stick 3-4 almonds per date, drizzle 1 tablespoon of melted chocolate on top. Garnish with sesame seeds. Let them sit in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before serving. *Refrigerate in an airtight container if you plan to use them within 30 days.