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Easy Vegan Cream Cheese Stuffed Dates

Easy Vegan Cream Cheese Stuffed Dates

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These decadent Easy Vegan Cream Cheese Stuffed Dates are inspired by Devils on Horseback and the many variations of the aforementioned I served while working in hip restaurants. I used to describe them to customers as “meat candy” and they were always a hit.

I thought about trying to cutesy up the name and call them Angels on Horseback, but apparently those already exist and they contain both bacon and oysters. My apologies to Katy Perry’s mom, who calls deviled eggs angeled eggs. This information is in my brain because of an episode of MTV’s Catfish in which a young guy wholeheartedly believes he’s been having an online relationship with Katy Perry—for six years.

To make these tasty bite-sized treats much more like Devils on Horseback but vegan-ized, you can hollow them out, stuff them and then wrap them in vegan bacon and bake or broil until crispy. If you want a hint of vegan bacon-y flavor, top with these Addictive Coconut Bacon Flakes.

Nature’s Candy

It’s been said that it wasn’t an apple that befell Eve, but a date. Dates are wonderfully sweet with notes of rich caramel. They are addictive and great snacks to enjoy as they are, minus the pit.

Date Syrup

Date syrup is rich, liquid, caramel-y sweet nectar of the heavens. I’m into this stuff. What do you eat it with? What don’t you eat it with! I’ve eaten things just so I could have a vehicle for this stuff.

  • Plant-milk Chai Lattes
  • Golden Milk
  • On cereal
  • Drizzled over oatmeal
  • On vanilla vegan ice cream
  • In baked goods
  • Get crazy & be meta, dip dates in it!
Photo Credit: Date Lady Date Syrup
Photo Credit: Date Lady Date Syrup

Use Personal Taste with Vegan Cream Cheese Stuffed Dates

This is a recipe template for an easy snack or cocktail party hors d’oeuvres with a few optional variations. The great thing about this recipe is that while you are eating these Vegan Cream Cheese Stuffed Dates you might come up with even more things to make them special. Go there. Trust your instincts.

Summary of Extras & Variations

Super Simple, Super Luxurious

Literally just cut the date in half and stuff with vegan cream cheese (store bought or homemade). I do this a lot. Sometimes we put them under the broiler and drizzle them with this date syrup or this date syrup. Alternatively, you could flash broil the date and then top it with vegan cream cheese after it’s warm, soft and out of the oven.

Let’s Make Vegan Cream Cheese Stuffed Dates

Ingredients for Easy Vegan Cream Cheese Stuffed Dates: Flaked sea salt (optional), Dates, Maple Pecans (optional) Date Syrup (optional) Vegan cream cheese, and basil (optional)
Ingredients for Easy Vegan Cream Cheese Stuffed Dates: Flaked sea salt (optional), Dates, Maple Pecans (optional), Date Syrup (optional), vegan cream cheese, and basil leaves (optional)

Cut the dates in half lengthwise, removing pits.

Removing the pit after slicing the date in half lenthwise
Removing the pit after slicing the date in half lengthwise

Stuff with vegan cream cheese, homemade or store-bought.

You can stop here or you can do more things.

Turn on the broiler. Pop them under the boiler on a pan (I line with a small piece of foil) to make them warm and toasty. It doesn’t take long, avoid burning.

Plate them, sticking half an Easy Stovetop Maple Pecan in each one. Drizzle the plate with some date syrup and add basil or Thai basil leaves and a tiny, scant pinch of flaked sea salt. Enjoy. If you are making this for guests, try not to eat them all before everyone shows up.

Easy Vegan Cream Cheese Stuffed Dates
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Easy Vegan Cream Cheese Stuffed Dates

A great versatile, quick recipe for snacks or party apps.
Course Breakfast, Party Food, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Vegan
Keyword classic, creamy, rich, savory, tangy
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Optional broiler time 1 minute
Servings 6 of one halved, stuffed date
Calories 52kcal

Ingredients

Dates

Instructions

  • Cut the dates in half lengthwise, removing pits.
  • Stuff with vegan cream cheese, homemade or store-bought.
  • You can stop here or you can do more things.
  • Turn on the broiler. Pop them under the boiler on a pan (I line with a small piece of foil) to make them warm and toasty. It doesn't take long, avoid burning.
  • Plate them, sticking half an Easy Stovetop Maple Pecan in each one. Drizzle the plate with some date syrup and add basil or Thai basil leaves and a tiny, scant pinch of flaked sea salt. Enjoy. If you are making this for guests, try not to eat them all before everyone shows up.

Notes

Nutrition information is approximate. 
www.planttestkitchen.com

Nutrition

Serving: 1halved stuffed date | Calories: 52kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 84mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 18IU | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg

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Are you hooked? Any variations? Did your guests make them disappear? Tell me about it in the comments section below.

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