Paleo Recipes: Coconut Butter Dates

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Some foods are titillating, others comfort the soul. A very rare few do both. In my book, coconut butter ranks right up there in that department.  Taken from Louise Hendon’s new e-book, 30-Minute Paleo Dessert Recipes: Simple Gluten-Free and Paleo Desserts for Improved Weight-Loss, this super simple recipe is so much more sophisticated than just eating it off the spoon. Plus it takes just a few minutes to prepare.
Exotic, memorable, and brain dead easy. What’s not to like?  (Just be sure you use coconut butter and not coconut oil!) Please share! Buttons are to the left and at the end of the post.

Coconut Butter Dates
Yields 10
I love 2-ingredient recipes – it makes the dessert special (i.e. it’s not just a piece of fruit), but at the same time, it’s super easy and quick to make. That’s the fantastic thing about this recipe – it looks like you put in effort to make dessert, but it actually took all of 5 minutes!
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  1. 10 pitted dates
  2. 1 cup coconut butter
  1. 1. Melt the coconut butter slightly in the microwave if it's not soft enough to scoop out with a spoon (make sure to take the metal lid off the jar first before microwaving).
  2. 2. Slice open each date so that it opens out but isn't sliced in half.
  3. 3. Stuff each date with as much coconut butter as you can fit in while still being able to close it up.
Adapted from 30-Minute Paleo Dessert Recipes: Simple Gluten-Free and Paleo Desserts for Improved Weight-Loss

louise ancestral chef, paleo, paleo dietLouise is “beyond gluten-free,” grain-free, paleo/primal, a lawyer, an ex-physicist, a cook, a blogger, a Brit living in the US, an ex-violin player, an occasional crossfitter, a mystery book junkie, and of course, the Ancestral Chef. 🙂
Louise struggled for years with common health problems like heartburn, bloating, frequent colds, and stubborn fat around her stomach, before finally trying paleo. Now, however, she’s very glad she made the change.
If you liked this recipe, then Louise has developed a free four-week meal plan for Paleo/NonPaleo readers that you can get by clicking here. Louise also blogs at where you can find paleo recipes, tips, and science. You can also follow Louise on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest.

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Alison Golden writes on the topic of paleo over at Paleo/NonPaleo. She aims to share ideas, inspire and motivate readers by teaching them how to live paleo in a non-paleo world. She is also the author of the bestselling book, The Modern, No-Nonsense Guide to Paleo, a unique tool that gives the reader hundreds of strategies to navigate the learning process to successful paleo living.

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