Nut Butter & Raw Nut Stuffed Dates

by | Jun 22, 2021 | Healthy Comfort Food, Recipes, Snacks, Sweet Treats

All of us have a sweet tooth now and again.  With years in clinical practice, I have learned that asking people to completely stop deserts or sweet treats is unrealistic.

With many of my clients either wanting to lose weight, watching their weight or choosing to eat much healthier, having nutritious yet sweet options is essential.

The secret here is to have a small, sweet treat and not a large high sugar binge with portion control being the key.  This is why I love this recipe.  Each bite hits the spot in reducing that sugar craving whilst also being quite nutritious.

What is so nutritious about dates?

There is no doubt that consuming too many dates means too much natural sugar in the form of fructose and glucose which is why the recommended serving is 1-2 dates only.  However, if you adhere to the small serve for that sweet and delightful kick then dates can be a healthy snack.  They are a rich source of both soluble and insoluble fibre and an excellent source of minerals such as potassium, magnesium and B6 to name a few.

Raw nuts in the form of whole nuts or nut butter are good sources of healthy fats, are high in protein and are good sources of vitamins and minerals.

For your children, they also make a great after school snack!


  • 4 organic medjool dates, pitted
  • 8 organic nuts such as macademias, almonds, cashews, brazil nuts or
  • 4 Teaspoons of organic raw almond butter, hazelnut butter, macademia butter


If your dates are not bought with the pip already removed and the slice down the middle, then carefully slice down one side of each date and remove the pip without cutting all the way through.

Stuff each date with 2 nuts or 1 teaspoon of your raw nut butter.

If you can wait long enough, pop in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes to make them chewy.