A quick, healthy treat or hors d'oeuvres, with endless possibilities.
Carefully slice open the dates, lengthwise, and remove the pits.
Mix 4oz goat cheese or cream cheese with 2T maple syrup or warmed honey.
Use a teaspoon or piping kit to put a little cheese mixture into each date.
Chop or crush 1/3 cup pistachios.
Press the pistachios into the cream cheese, or sprinkle on top of the dates.
Can be enjoyed as is, or warmed in the oven for a few minutes and drizzled with more honey or syrup.
Swap out cheese for peanut butter, use walnuts or pecans instead of pistachios, drizzle with melted chocolate... try your favorite salty or sweet combinations.