Stuffed Dates

Stuffed Dates | ChopChop


These sweet treats need to be refrigerated, so don’t put them under the tree! They’re perfect to bring to a party or potluck, or to serve if you’ve got family visiting. 

Hands-on time: 30 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Makes: 12 Servings

Kitchen Gear: 

Small sharp knife (adult needed) 
Cutting board 
Measuring spoons 


6 teaspoons
cheese of your choice: including ricotta, goat, cream cheese, cheddar, or blue cheese
toasted pecan or walnut halves (To toast nuts, put them on a baking sheet in a 350-degree oven until they are fragrant and look a shade darker, about 5 minutes.)


  1. Cut a slit in each date and remove the stone, if the dates are not already pitted. 
  2. Fill the cavity with the cheese and top the cheese with a pecan or walnut half. Squeeze shut the opening. 
  3. Serve right away, or cover and refrigerate up to overnight. Allow to come to room temperature before serving.