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Spicy Jalapeño and Chipotle Cheese Stuffed Medjool Dates

spicy jalapeno and chipotle cheese stuffed medjool dates
COOK: 5min
YIELD: 4 appetizers

Spicy and sweet, these Jalapeño and Chipotle Cheese Stuffed Medjool Dates are a great party treat.

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Ingredients

  • 4 Natural Delights Medjool Dates
  • 2 tbsp. light cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 tsp. canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced
  • 1 tsp. minced jalapeño peppers
  • Snipped fresh cilantro to taste

Preparation

  1. Make a small slit in the top of each date and carefully remove pits.
  2. Stir together cream cheese and chipotle peppers, adding additional adobo sauce to taste. Spoon mixture into dates.
  3. Sprinkle with jalapeño peppers and cilantro.

Serve immediately.

Nutritional analysis per serving:

Calories: 80, Fat: 1.5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 0g, MUFA:  0.00, PUFA:  0.00,Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 40mg, Potassium: 182mg, Carbohydrates: 19g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 16g, Protein: 1g, Vitamin A:  4%, Vitamin C:  0%, Calcium:  2%, Iron:  2%

*While Medjool dates are high in natural sugars, they are low on the glycemic index thanks to a balanced amount of soluble fiber. The complex carbohydrates found in Medjool dates are digested at a slower rate, making them a source of dietary fiber and releasing energy to the body over a longer period of time.