Now that the Holiday season is upon us my sweet tooth is in full force. I find myself sneaking a cookie here and there and having way too many vegan chocolate truffles after a workout.
Tis the season, right?
My goal this year was to make a couple dozen healthy versions of my favourite treats. I had a baking party last weekend (with myself) but those treats were all for our staff Christmas party… so I’m back to square one.
THIS weekend I am baking for ME! Oh and Grant, he can have some too.
Last night I was really craving a sweet treat after dinner. I didn’t feel like making a batch of cookies at 9pm so I tried something different.
Dates. And eggnog. Almond egg nog.
With a few other ingredients this recipe turned out amazing. This would be a great dessert if you were looking for something festive, yet super simple. It came together in minutes and after letting it sit for an hour in the fridge.. even better! And friends, after a whole night soaking in the eggnog, they were even BETTER!
Holiday Spiced Creamy Dates
- 1 1/2 cup almond eggnog
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 1/2 tsp all spice
- 2 tsp organic cane sugar
- dash of ground cardamom
- 12 dates, pitted
1) In a medium saucepan on medium heat combine the almond eggnog, coconut milk, cinnamon, all spice, sugar, and ground cardamom. Whisk until well combined. Continue to heat until it starts to boil. Remove from heat.
2) Add pitted dates to the eggnog mixture.
3) Transfer mixture to a tupperware container with a lid and place in the fridge. Let sit for at least an hour (the longer the better).
To serve – add the dates (with cream) to a saucepan and heat on medium-low heat for five minutes. Serve 2-3 dates per person with a couple tbsp of cream.
Have you tried Almond Egg Nog?
Have a good cookie recipe for me to make this weekend?