Provided by:
Bard Valley Medjool Date Growers

Medjool Date Bonbons

Recipe 2_Medjool Date Bonbons3 tbsp (45 mL) sliced almonds, toasted
8 large Natural Delights Medjool Dates, pitted
¼ cup (50 mL) vanilla ice cream
3 oz (90 g) milk chocolate, melted
Icing sugar (optional)

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Toast almonds in a small frying pan over medium until fragrant and golden, about 2 minutes. Cool completely.

Working in small batches to keep ice cream frozen, stuff a few almond slices into each Medjool date and then fill with about 1 ½ tsp (7 mL) ice cream.  Place stuffed dates on baking sheet. Place in freezer.

When Medjool dates are frozen, remove from freezer and dip in melted chocolate. Return to baking sheet and freeze.

Serve on a platter, garnished with remaining almonds and dusted with icing sugar, if using.

Serves 4

Photo and recipe courtesy of Natural Delights Medjool Dates