Chocolate covered dates …..

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These chocolate dipped dates make a unique and fancy treat to serve your friends and family during holiday season .

INGREDIENTS

20 toasted almonds
40 pitted dates divided
2 -3 table spoons chopped mixed nuts ( almonds, walnuts or pistachios)
3/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chopped ( keep a little aside to sprinkle on top )
coconut flakes ( optional )
You will need a fork and parchment paper.

Method :

Cut slit in each date and remove pit .
Take the pitted Dates and carefully stuff them without breaking the fruit apart.
line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. After dipping your dates in chocolate, you will place them on the sheet to set.
Stuff each date with the nut of your choice ( i have stuffed half of them with chopped nuts & the other half with Almonds ).

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Melt chocolate in microwave safe bowl for about 1 minute , stirring halfway through cooking time.

Using a fork or a tong , dip each date in chocolate. Allow the excess chocolate to fall off. Place dipped date on parchment and sprinkle with coconut flakes Or copped nuts . Repeat with remaining dates.

Allow dates to set in the refrigerator for about 20-30 minutes before serving.

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