Prosciutto-Wrapped Dates

These dates wrapped in a piece of salty prosciutto are the perfect combination of sweet and salty. They serve great as a snack on the go or a party appetizer. There’s many ways you could customize these. I’ve seen other recipes that include stuffing the dates with an almond, goat cheese (if your diet includes dairy), or almond butter. All great options.

If you’re a sauce person like me, and need something to dip these in, then I highly recommend this easy almond butter dipping sauce. It’s just as easy to make and really kicks these up a notch!

Fold prosciutto, cut in half, and wrap the date. That’s it!

Dates are nature’s gift to Whole30-ers. Whole30 doesn’t allow any added sugar (including natural sugars like maple syrup or honey) so it requires some creativity to add sweetness to dishes and many have found dates to be the solution.

Fair warning: dates are basically natural candy! They’re deliciously addictive and if you’re not careful, next thing you know you’ve shoved 300 prosciutto wrapped dates in your mouth and you’ll have none left for your guests (not speaking from experience…). My suggestion is to store them away ASAP; out of sight, out of mind! Or better yet, eat them all. YOLO.

If you’re doing a round of Whole30, dates are 100% within the guidelines but be careful to not “feed your sugar dragon.” If you’re not doing Whole30 and simply looking for a clean snack or appetizer, enjoy!!!

Finished product! And, yes, that is a cutting board in the shape of Alabama.

Prosciutto-Wrapped Dates

These dates wrapped in a fatty piece of salty prosciutto are the perfect combination of sweet and salty. They serve great as a snack on-the-go or a party appetizer. Only requiring 2 ingredients, they are so simple and easy to throw together!
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Servings 12 pieces

Ingredients
  

  • 3 oz prosciutto (check the ingredients to make sure there is no added sugar)
  • 12 dates

Instructions
 

  • Cut a slit in each date and remove the seed.
  • Lay a piece of prosciutto flat on a cutting board. Fold length-wise once and cut in half to make two long pieces as shown in the photo above.
  • Roll each date in a piece of prosciutto.

Notes

A 3oz package of prosciutto generally contains 6 slices, so each package will make 12 prosciutto-wrapped dates. Multiply the recipe to suit the amount you need.



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