Date Bugs
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Date Bugs are a delicious and spooky treat. For grown-ups, I recommend a little tahini filling and a tiny pinch of salt. For kids, I recommend a salted nut butter and no—sugar added jam to replicate the peanut butter and jelly favorite. Get creative, feel free to add some semi-sweet or dark chocolate to these. Keep in mind, dates are already sweet with a caramel-like flavor. Dates are a great alternative to candies as they contain fiber, minerals, and potassium.
Recipe type: Snacks
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2 servings
  • 4 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 4 rosemary, sprigs
  • 2 tsp tahini (sub nut butter)
  • Jam (optional)
  • Dark chocolate drizzle (optional)
  • Pinch of Sea salt (optional)
  1. Remove the pits of the dates.
  2. Add a ½ tsp of tahini or nut butter of choice. Feel free to add additional toppings.
  3. Then, add the bug antennas using rosemary. Enjoy these simple treats.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 dates Calories: 163 Fat: 2.8 Saturated fat: 0.4 Carbohydrates: 37 Sugar: 31.9 Fiber: 3.7 Protein: 1.7 Cholesterol: 0
Recipe by Sarah Koszyk at