Chocolate-Dipped Stuffed Dates

These tiny treats are easy to make and naturally gluten-free.  Be prepared for friends to ask you to make them for every party!

What You Need:

12 Medjool dates
36 salted roasted almonds
3/4 c. bittersweet chocolate chips
2 tsp finely grated orange peel
1 tsp honey
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground allspice

What You Do:

  1. Toss 24 almonds with orange peel, honey, and spices in a small bowl.
  2. Remove pits and insert two spice-coated almonds inside each date. Set aside.
  3. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Melt chocolate in microwave-safe bowl until stirrable.  Dip each date into melted chocolate and shake excess. Place on paper. Repeat until done. Sprinkle remaining orange peel over chocolate-dipped dates.
  5. Dip plain almond halfway into chocolate and place atop each date. Chill until chocolate sets, about 30 minutes.