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What's in a date? Got a minute? Dates are the main ingredient in the Chocolate Date Bombs that you are going to make. I thought this chocolate covered dates recipe would be perfect to kick off this new category, Food & Body! These only take a few minutes to make.

Whether you celebrate holidays or not… any occasion is the perfect occasion for some Chocolate Date Bombs.

They taste like mini candy bars! There's nothing like melted chocolate (you don't need to use coconut oil for these).  If you would have told me that we would be eating chocolate dipped dates, I wouldn't have believed you! These gluten free treats have that chewy effect that you will love!

Here are a few benefits, nutrition facts that you should know about (sorry no formal nutritional fact sheet included):

  • A fruit full of fiber
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Energy booster

Who doesn't like chocolate, right? You can use dark chocolate to add an extra detox to your body, or use your favorite dairy free chocolates.

Check out the recipe of how to make chocolate covered dates, also known as Chocolate Date Bombs below (No food processor necessary)…

Chocolate Date Bombs


  • 1 package of Mini Dairy Free Chocolate Chips or Favorite Dark Chocolate
  • 1 small jar of Almond Butter
  • 1 package Medjool dates*
  • Tooth picks
  • Parchment paper


  • Preheat crock pot or small pot on the stove on medium low
  • Rinse the medjool dates and dry with paper towel
  • Take a toothpick to ‘pierce’ the dates down the middle
  • Remove the pit (pitted dates would be easier)
  • Spoon a little bit of almond butter into each date (make sure you mix the almond butter up if the oil is at the top of the jar)
  • Use a toothpick to close up each date
  • Line a dish or cookie sheet with parchment paper
  • Pour chocolate chips into crock pot or pot on the stove*
  • Mix until chocolate is melted
  • Dip dates into the chocolate and place each on the parchment paper / wax paper lined dish or baking sheet
  • Place dates in the freezer for 15 to 20 minutes (could work in fridge also, maybe :)

Enjoy! You can store them in an air tight container, if you have some left. If your family is like ours, we don't have many leftovers!

The best gluten free, dairy free healthy snack! If there is also excess chocolate, you could use it to cover some almonds. Don't forget the shredded coconut! Yikes, prep time? not too long for these sweet treats :)

So, you may be wondering, what else you can sprinkle chocolate covered dates with.

Here are some toppings that you can roll the dates around in:

  • Coconut Flakes
  • Shredded Coconut
  • Roasted Almonds (chopped)
  • Chia Seeds
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Hemp Seeds
  • Dark Chocolate Chunks
  • Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • Raw Cacao Chips
  • Orange Zest

Some "stuffing" variations that you can use are:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Cookie Butter
  • Your favorite nut butter or seed butter

*If you don't want to melt the chocolate over the stove, you can melt it in a microwave safe bowl.

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Hicunni Chandler

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Did Milk Get It Wrong?

Milk was one of our staple items in our refrigerator growing up. As a child, I had plenty of cereal options and a huge jug of milk to go with it.

Growing up in the 80's and 90's, we were told from the television ads and from other sources that "milk does a body good."

Looking back, I can remember consuming a lot of milk and a variety of cheeses. Now that I know that dairy can create "mucus build up", I can see why perhaps this could be the reason sinus infections and other related "ailments" were a part of my childhood.

To this day, eating dairy periodically causes the same symptoms in my body.

Common In Children

According to FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education), milk is a common food allergy in children. If you are like me and have children with a milk allergy, milk isn't really working in their best interest.

There are so many other options other than dairy milk that you can explore for your child. Just one lick from dairy ice cream and my son's lip starts to swell.

He is 10 years old and still hasn't 'grown' out of this. Will your child grow out of their milk allergy?

Maybe around a quarter of children in the US outgrow their food allergies, but this varies. Every child and their environment is so different.

Substitutions for Milk

Mom, don't get discouraged, there are plenty of substitutions for dairy milk. In addition, as you introduce other fun foods to your children, milk will become less of a 'need'.

Please make sure you read all food labels. Sometimes we can miss the verbiage, "derived from milk"...so make sure you take your time and do your research.

Coconut Milk is a great option. It is creamy and so yummy. If you don't want to buy the coconut milk in the carton or cans, you can always make it.

Coconut Milk

1/4 Cup of shredded coconut or coconut meat

1 Cup of Water

4 dates (presoaked)

strainer/cheese cloth

Presoak your dates a few or overnight for best results. Put all ingredients it a Vitamix or power blender. I like to add the date 'juice' in with the coconut for added flavor.

Add the water a little at a time. You may want to add more or less depending on how thick you want it to be.

Vitamix it/blend it until the mixture becomes "milk". Strain with a strainer or cheese cloth.  Whatever you don't use,  put it a mason jar in the refrigerator. Enjoy!

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Hicunni Chandler, Certified Mind Body Eating Coach & Food Strategist


Certified Eating Psychology & Mind Body Nutrition Coaching is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness. The information provided on this website, one-site and virtual coaching sessions, workshops, programs, classes, podcasts, and products is intended for educational purposes only, not as medical advice. Always check with your health care provider, practitioner, or doctor before changing your diet, eating or health/care program.

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