Easy-Peasy Party Food
Here’s a platter of quick treats that has something for everyone and can be put together in minutes.
Keep this recipe on your refrigerator to whip together a quick treat when company is ringing the doorbell! Grab your tub of Natural Delights Medjool Dates out of the cupboard or fridge and get them stuffed—it’s easy for even the hesitant chef. The options are endless and you can use a variety of combinations that will get everyone excited to try them.
You can combine many of these fillings—so get creative and have fun! The sweetness of the Medjool dates pairs nicely with almost anything in your fridge or pantry.
All of these delicious bites are made with Natural Delights Medjool Dates for a naturally sweet snack. These Medjool dates are a pure and wholesome superfood picked straight off the tree at the peak of ripeness. Plump and naturally sweet, the only things added are sunshine and water. Grown at the intersection of California and Arizona, a perfect microclimate along the Colorado River, Natural Delights Medjool Dates are a nourishing portable snack that provides long-lasting energy, antioxidants, potassium, and fibre.
They are also a nutritious and natural replacement for processed sugar in your favourite drinks and dishes, to help fuel your active lifestyle. But they are also pure luxury any way you eat them.
“Something for Everyone” Medjool Date Party Platter
Prep Time: 5 minutes or as long as you like—the possibilities are endless
1 large tub Natural Delights Medjool Dates
Using a small paring knife, make a small lengthwise cut in each Medjool date and remove the pit; set aside.
Fill the Medjool dates with your favourite flavours and combinations. The fillings on their own or in combination with each other will make up a delicious platter of nibbles that everyone at the table will enjoy.
Chopped red and green bell pepper (perfect for Christmas!)
Baby dill or gherkin pickles, sliced
Potato chips, crumbled
Blue cheese, crumbled
Cream or goat cheese
Old cheddar cheese, sliced
Peanut or almond butter
Peanut or pecan halves, chopped
Dried apricots, cranberries or cherries
Chocolate, dark or white
Some Ideas to Get You Started
Dessert in One Bite
Mascarpone or softened cream cheese
Slit all Medjool dates lengthwise and remove pits. Carefully stuff each date with cheese and then a pecan half. Arrange on a serving plate. Refrigerate for up to two days.
Chocolate Nut Delights
Dark chocolate, chopped
Line a tray or large plate with wax or parchment paper. Slit all Medjool dates lengthwise and remove pits. Melt chocolate in a bowl set over simmering water or in a microwave for about 1-2 minutes. Remove the chocolate from heat just before it is melted, and stir to finish melting completely. Stuff each date with a walnut half and then roll each date in melted chocolate. Place on paper, top with a walnut piece and chill until set. Store in an airtight container for up to three days.
Romano or Parmesan cheese
Slit all Medjool dates lengthwise and remove pits. Stuff each date with cheese. Refrigerate. Let come to room temperature before serving.
Chutney of your choice, such as mango
Slit all Medjool dates lengthwise and remove pits. Fill each date with chutney. Arrange on plate and store in refrigerator for up to one day.
I Dream of Cheese
Slit all Medjool dates lengthwise and remove pits. Stuff each date with cream cheese and top with a piece of candied ginger. Store in refrigerator for up to two days.
Goat Cheese and Prosciutto Stuffed
Preheat broiler. Slit all Medjool dates lengthwise and remove pits. Stuff each date with goat cheese and wrap a thin prosciutto strip around each date. Broil until cheese bubbles and prosciutto is crispy, about 3 minutes. Serve warm.
If your guests truly are ringing your doorbell and you have Natural Delights Mini Medjools on hand, you’re covered. They come in six flavours: Cacao Pecan, Organic Cacao Coconut, Sweet and Salty Almond, Organic Cranberry Pistachio, Organic Fruit and Nut, and Coconut. Just open the tubs and arrange on a platter. Or, just open all the tubs and let everyone have a taste test!