Note: I mentioned these treats in an earlier post and I felt I could not mention them without giving the recipe.
While I am sure that my mother was not the inventor of this dish—wife Jan insisted that her mother’s name be added to the title—it was a common holiday treat in our house growing up. Sweet Medjool dates stuffed with crunchy peanut butter and dusted with powdered sugar says “Christmas” in my house. These are easy to make, but they do not last long—even when there are no children around.
Claudia’s & June’s Peanut Butter Stuffed Dates
20-30 Medjool dates
¼-½ cup Chunky style peanut butter
½ cup powdered sugar
Note: The reason I only made five of these delicious treats—referring to the photo—is that when I decided to post this recipe five dates were all that were left after the depredations of my family.
1. Slice through one side of the date and remove the pit.
Tip: This creates a little pocket to receive your stuffing.
Note: Some if the dates will have a little, inedible cap on the stem end of the date. Simply pop these off and discard them.
2. Fill the dates pocket with as much peanut butter as it will hold.
3. Spread the powdered sugar on plate and roll the dates to coat them with the sugar.
Tip: Medjool dates have a very sticky surface. The powdered sugar makes them less sticky when you pick them up—of course this leaves your fingers covered in powdered sugar.
4. Arrange the dates on a serving plate, put them out, and watch them disappear, as if by magic.