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Chocolate Covered Date Recipe | The Mediterranean Dish. Melt-in-your-mouth soft medjool dates, stuffed with almonds and covered in chocolate! An easy make-ahead gluten free (and vegan) dessert. These homemade candy make the perfect edible gift!

Chocolate Covered Date Recipe With Almonds

  • Author: The Mediterranean Dish
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: serves 24 1x


A recipe for a simple homemade candy: chocolate covered date recipe with almonds. Pitted medjool dates, stuffed with roasted almonds and covered in chocolate. The perfect no-bake gluten-free and vegan dessert (or edible gift)!


  • 24 medjool dates
  • 24 unsalted roasted almonds
  • 1 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp crushed almonds and pistachios


  1. Cut a slit in each date and remove the pit. In place of the pit press in an almond. Enclose the dates to completely cover the almonds and set aside in a bowl or tray.
  2. Place the chocolate chips, canola oil and ground cinnamon in a heat-safe bowl that fits tightly on top of a pot with barley simmering water. Stir regularly until the chocolate is completely melted. Remove from the heat.
  3. Drop the the dates, one-at-a-time, in the melted chocolate, and roll gently to coat the dates. Remove with a spoon and carefully set on a tray lined with parchment paper. Once you have the chocolate-covered dates assembled on the tray, sprinkle each lightly with the mixture of crushed almonds and pistachios.
  4. Chill in the freezer for about 1 hour or until the chocolate hardens. Leave at room temperature for 10 minutes before ready to serve. Enjoy!


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  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Keywords: Chocolate Dates, Dessert, Dates with Almonds, Chocolate Dessert, Dates,

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