• Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Toast almonds on large baking sheet in 350 degree F oven for 10 minutes or until fragrant and lightly golden. Let cool slightly. Line second large sheet with waxed paper.

  • Stuff each date with an almond, snipping one end of the date if the opening is too small. Finely chop or grind remaining almonds.

  • Melt semisweet chocolate and 1 teaspoon oil in microwave-safe bowl in microwave on high for 1 minute, stirring until smooth. Dip half the dates into semisweet chocolate, coating evenly. Use a fork to remove, allowing excess to drip into bowl. Place on waxed paper-lined sheet.

  • Melt milk chocolate and remaining oil as above. Dip remaining dates. Chill all dates 30 minutes or until firm.

  • Remove dates from refrigerator. Remelt chocolates, if necessary. Dip end in different chocolate, then in ground almonds. Set on waxed paper. Chill until firm.

Nutrition Facts

79 calories; 5 g total fat; 1 mg cholesterol; 5 mg sodium. 10 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein;