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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.

Chat soon:)

Hicunni Chandler

Author & Creator

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3 Tips To Make Meal Planning Easier

So, do you believe there are only 3 tips to make your meal planning easier? If we had time to sit and chat, there would be a list of tips that I could share with you.

Let just keep things quick and simple, ok? I know you are busy trying to make sure your child with food allergies has what he/she needs and also make sure you can satisfy the growling tummies from your other family members.

 3 Tips To Make Your Meal Planning Easier

  1. Budget
  2. To Do List: Plan Your Meals
  3. Eat What You Purchase

Budgeting isn't fun but it is so beneficial. Whether you shop once a month or twice a week, there needs to be money set aside for purchasing food for your family. It's always nice to be in control of where your money is going.

Meal planning is no different than planning your appointments or organizing activities. It is one of the most important things on your to do list. Want to eat healthier, plan for it!

This should be a priority, planning ensures that you are putting your best effort into finding meals that make your child feel happy! In addition, you want them to keep feeling 'healthy'.

Please, this is so important. Once you have set a budget, planned your  meals, and have gone shopping, you need to make sure you Eat What You Purchase.

Always leave room in your budget to go out to eat every now and then, but for the most part, eat the food that you have purchased. You want to make the most of your meal planning experience.


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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