Chocolate-Covered Date Pops

  • Difficulty: Ultra Basic
  • 20 minutes
  • 6 servings

If you want to keep a healthy diet, take dates into consideration. They’re a natural health booster, being rich in fiber, magnesium, and vitamins. Today we’re using them in a wonderful dessert. Minced, covered with chocolate, and served on a stick, they make for really eye-catching pops. And they’re delicious also!

Ingredients Needed for Chocolate-Covered Date Pops

9 ounces of date
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ cup agave syrup
1 teaspoon salt
4 ounces of dark chocolate
sprinkles

How to Cook Chocolate-Covered Date Pops

  1. Place the dates in your food processor. Process them until you obtain a smooth date mixture.
  2. Add the vanilla extract, agave syrup, and 1 teaspoon of salt.
  3. Mix until the ingredients blend together in a homogenous paste. Refrigerate it for 1 hour.
  4. In the meantime, break the chocolate and place it into a heatproof bowl.
  5. Sit it over a pan of barely simmering water (a bain marie), and allow the chocolate to melt, stirring occasionally.
  6. Take the mixture out of the fridge. Pinch off a piece of the mixture and gently roll it between your hands to form a small ball, around 1-2 inch (2,5 cm – 4 cm) in diameter. Continue until you’ve used all of the mixture.
  7. Slide each ball on top of a wooden sticks. Coat them with melted chocolate and decorate them with a colored sprinkles.
  8. Refrigerate the pops for 30 minutes before serving.

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