Raw sweet bites – a quick and easy treat

The following raw recipe is awesome for when you want to indulge without feeling guilty.

Ingredients (5 bites)

  • 5 fresh Medjoul dates (from organic fair trade, if possible)
  • 5 almonds
  • 1 raw 100% chocolate bar

Prep time

  • 3 minutes

Cooking time


Total time (prepping + cooking)

  • 3 minutes


  • Pit dates and then stuff each one with an almond.
  • Set them on a parchment paper-covered plate.
  • Microwave the chocolate in a glass bowl on low heat for 2 minutes.
  • Once melted, pour the chocolate over the dates.
  • Immediately chill the dates in the freezer for 5 minutes and then serve.
  • Refrigerate for up to 3/4 days.

Of special notice

  • You can adapt the recipe to any dry fruit: apricots, plums and figs – just to name a few. Enjoy!

Michelle Calcatelli

Michelle Calcatelli

Hi there! My name is Michelle. I'm an American living in Italy, mom of two girls, a lover of travel, music and good food shared with loved ones. I am a freelance grant writer and a former agricultural development practitioner, having worked mostly in rural Africa for 18 years. I look forward to creating a space here - with your help - where we can exchange dreams, ideas and kindness to start shaping a better tomorrow.

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