So I’ve been sick a lot and I’m not doing a lot of super exciting stuff that I can post about BUT I can come up with new desserts. This recipe is super quick and easy. It also required quite a bit of experimenting from me that included both burnt and disappearing honey so I’m well prepared to tell you exactly what (not) to do.
Dates – 200 g (you’ll only use that much but get a big bag to be able to choose the best ones for the job)
Honey – 20 g
Peanut butter, smooth – 10 g
Pecans – 60 g (you can replace them with walnuts but that will add bitterness)
Max 20 minutes of your time!
First of all, you need to find the right dates. Buy the pitted ones, if you value your time. Bigger dates are better because they open easily. You should also be able to put in more or less a half a teaspoon of a filling.
Get two small bowls. Put peanut butter in one and add a splash of water to it. Mix it in. Keep adding until the peanut butter is mixed in but don’t allow it to become too watery. If you’re dealing with hard peanut butter you may want to microwave it for 30 seconds to warm it up and make the mixing in easier. Alternatively, use hot water for mixing.
Add honey to the second bowl. Microwave it or treat it with water bath like I treated chocolate in the chocolate coconut bites recipe. You want the honey to change its consistency into liquid.
Add the preprepared watered down peanut butter to the melted honey.
Whatever you do, do NOT microwave honey and peanut butter together to skip the steps I’ve given you.
Chop pecans as finely as you have the patience to. Mix them into your peanut butter and honey mixture. If you’re extra slow with chopping, chop them beforehand. Your mixture won’t solidify immediately but it won’t wait for you forever either.
Stuff the dates with your mixture using a teaspoon. Place your super quick date bites in the fridge. Take them out of the fridge +/- 30 minutes before serving. The cold keeps makes them firm so they should be kept in the fridge but they taste best when they’re not too cold.
Let me know in the comments’ section how long did it take you to prepare the dessert. I’ve been managing to keep it around 20 minutes.