Purple Sweet Potato Stuffed Dates

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Written by Abby

If you haven't noticed by now, we are pretty obsessed with stuffed dates...but I mean who can really blame us?! The possibilities are ENDLESS😱There's the classic peanut butter and chocolate, savory combos like bacon wrapped stuffed dates, or more unique ones like cookie dough stuffed dates! Is there anything you can't stuff a date with?! We don't think so!
 
Our latest favorite is Stokes Purple® sweet potato stuffed dates (say that 5x fast🤪). And yes, you read that right...sweet potatoes🍠 But not your average orange one, these are a gorgeous purple! Frieda's Stokes Purple® have an earthy, yet sweet flavor and contain a high level of antioxidants and are also an excellent source of vitamin C and fiber! 
 
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Now we can't forget to mention the *essential* toppings we have going on here! The Lark Ellen Farm vegan & paleo granola just gives you the perfect little crunch. We love using the Cacao Cherry or Vanilla Cinnamon for this recipe! Then we just had to add a drizzle of our Joolies date syrup to bring it all together. 
 
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What all goes into this fun sweet snack? Here are the main ingredients you need: 
 
    1. Joolies Dates
      • You can't stuff a date without a date! We love using our pitted option for these, but whole work just as well! Just be sure to remove the pit😉
    2. Frieda's Stokes Purple® Sweet Potato
      • You'll need to bake these beforehand (see instructions below). We don't recommend substituting this for a different sweet potato because stokes have a distinct, delicious flavor! 
    3. Pecan Butter
      • Adding a healthy fat into this sweet snack will help keep you fueled and full longer. We love Georgia Grinders Pecan Butter but you can substitute any nut/seed butter you have on hand.
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If you make this sweet snack, be sure to tag us on Instagram and Pinterest so we can see all your date-able recreations! And you can always comment below! 
 
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Purple Sweet Potato Stuffed Dates

Vegan, Paleo

  • prep time: 10 minutes
  • cook time: 0 minutes
  • total time: 10 minutes
Servings: 5
 
INGREDIENTS:
DIRECTIONS:
  1. In a small bowl, mix together the mashed Stokes Purple® sweet potatoes, pecan butter until thoroughly combined.

  2. Take 1/2 tablespoon of the purple sweet potato mixture and stuff each date. Top with granola and drizzle date syrup on top!

*We recommend baking Stokes Purple® sweet potatoes wrapped in aluminum foil at 350 degrees for 1 to 2 hours. Keep them wrapped and let cool 1 to 2 hours, then put them in a zip-top bag and refrigerate overnight.

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