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Deliciously Ella’s Medjool Dates stuffed with Nut Butter

This may not be the most complicated recipe in the book, in fact it may well be the simplest, but that doesn’t mean it’s not the best! This is my go-to snack when I’m hungry and feeling lazy. It’s sweet and satisfying and oh-so-delicious. The caramel-like dates complement the creamy almond butter so well – it’s a match made in heaven.

Makes 12 dates

12 Medjool dates
12 teaspoons nut butter (I like almond butter best – see recipe on this page)
optional: a sprinkling of raw cacao powder

Peel the dates open, without totally cutting them in half, and remove the stones.

Place a small teaspoon of nut butter and a sprinkling of cacao powder where the stone was and push the two halves of the date together again.

Place the stuffed dates in the fridge to firm up for about an hour and then enjoy.