Date Bark

September 07, 2023 1 Comment

Dates are a bit of a hot topic in the pregnancy sphere because they are said to help shorten labour (whaaaaat!) Research actually backs this idea and dates are proven in some cases to help ripen the cervix. For this reason, pregnant mamas are encouraged to eat 6 dates a day towards the end of their pregnancy. Dates are also packed with fibre, iron, folate, and potassium. This humble fruit is full of goodness.  
Dates on their own aren’t the most delicious thing to eat buuuuuuttt we saw this recipe going around Tik Tok and we had to try it! There were some big claims made about this date bark saying it tasted just like Snickers. We’re not going to make that claim (because hello, snickers are life!) but we have to admit that this stuff blew our socks off! Almost as delicious as a snickers and without the extra processed sugar! And it’s so easy to make too!  
Here is how to make it: 

10-12 pitted medjool dates 
2 Tbsp natural, smooth peanut butter 
2 Tbsp chopped peanuts 
100-200 grams Dark Chocolate  
flaky sea salt 

1️. Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper. Split dates open and press down each one down onto the sheet, making sure they overlap a little so they stick together. Using a heavy glass can be helpful to push them down.  
2️. Drizzle peanut butter on top and use a spatula to spread it across the dates. Sprinkle on chopped peanuts. 
3️. Melt chocolate and drizzle it on. Use a spatula to spread it around so it coats everything. 
4. Sprinkle on flaky sea salt and pop the baking sheet into the freezer for 10-15 minutes, or until the chocolate has set. Remove from the freezer, chop the bark into pieces and enjoy.
5. Store leftovers in the fridge or freezer. 

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September 13, 2023

This is delicious!

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