Dates filled with Mascarpone and Walnuts

Medjool Dates Filled with Mascarpone and Walnuts are easily stuffed with cheese and walnuts and topped with cocoa powder and orange rind. This no-bake recipe is a simple, easy-to-make bite-size treat that makes the perfect snack!

Medjool Dates Filled with Cheese and Walnuts…

  • These little treats offer a wonderful complex of flavors, and textures.
  • They are creamy and crunchy, with a delightful flavor of bitter chocolate, and garnished with a touch of citrus.  YUM!
  • These little gems offer a boost of protein and omega 3’s in every bite.
  • If you love dates? Then you’ll love these little treats we created.

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Ingredients Needed for these Stuffed Medjool Dates…

For this recipe, you will only need 5 ingredients:

  • Medjool Dried Dates – loaded with nutrients and sweet enough to satisfy any cravings.
  • Mascarpone Cheese – is a creamy Italian cheese with a mild flavor. You can find it at every supermarket, in their dairy section.
  • Walnuts – packed with omega’s 3 and protein, which can make you feel fuller for longer. 
  • Unsweetened Dark Chocolate Cocoa – offer antioxidants and enough chocolate flavor to satisfy one’s cravings.
  • Orange Rind – Italians love to pair orange with chocolate in desserts, and it’s the perfect amount in this dates.

Sometimes I’ll prepare these dates in advance and refrigerate them so we will have something sweet to serve after dinner.

How to Make These Stuffed Dates?

These are very easy to make! Plus, if you have a pastry bag to fill with the cheese, then it’s practically effortless. In the meantime, here is how you can make these little treats.

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  1. Remove the pits from each date and discard them.
  2. Fill each date with some mascarpone cheese.
  3. Press 1 walnut into the cream of each walnut.
  4. Sprinkle with unsweetened cocoa powder over them. Top each one with a thin slice of orange rind.
  5. Chill before serving.
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Facts about Medjool Dates…

1. They are packed with iron and high in fiber.

2. Dates are naturally delicious.

3. Plus, they are loaded with an impressive list of essential vitamins and minerals like potassium, calcium, magnesium and selenium.  

4. These bite-size healthy treats are ready in minutes! 

5. You can enjoy them alone as a snack when hunger strikes, or serve them as a small little dessert after a meal.

6. Healthy snack to pack and take them with you to work, or school.

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Quick Notes and Tips:

  • Medjool dates can be found in your dried fruits and nuts sections in most supermarkets, or you can easily buy them here on Amazon.
  • You can refrigerate these treats for up to 3 days, or freeze them for 3 weeks. 
  • Serve them as little snacks, desserts, or even as appetizers. Perfect to bring to any pot-luck party, picnic, or BBQ.

Everyone seems to enjoy them every time we serve these little cuties. 

Plus, they are even better when served chilled!

The first time we ever had these stuffed dates is when our dear friend Olivia made them for us at a luncheon, and she was so kind enough to share her recipe with us.

A delicious healthy treat or snack, try these dates filled with mascarpone and walnuts – they won’t disappoint!


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Additional Tasty Snacks and Appetizers!

Yield: 25 dates

Dates Filled with Mascarpone and Walnuts

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Dates Filled with Mascarpone and Walnuts are dried dates stuffed with mascarpone cheese and walnuts and topped with cocoa powder and orange rind. These little treats will offer an easy and delicious snack when you need one!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 package of dried dates (16 ounces)
  • 1 (8-ounce) container of mascarpone cheese
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup of cocoa powder ( special dark chocolate, unsweetened)
  • 1 orange rind - thinly sliced


  1. Carefully slice each DATE halfway through.
  2. Remove and discard the pit in each one.
  3. Take a small zip-lock bag, and use your scissors to cut a tiny hole in one corner of the bag.
  4. Add a small amount of mascarpone cheese to the bag. Twist the upper part of the zip lock bag closed. Lightly squeeze some mascarpone cheese into each date.
  5. Add a walnut in the center of each one. Pinch each one to close a little. Sprinkle lightly with cocoa powder over the top.
  6. Add a small slice of orange rind to each date.
  7. Refrigerate before serving. Refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Information:


12 servings

Serving Size:

2 stuffed dates

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 208Total Fat: 9gCarbohydrates: 30.9gFiber: 4.3gSugar: 15.8gProtein: 5.9g

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  1. Hey girls! My blogger friend Em got me hooked on medjool dates when she visited me last summer. She was always snacking on them and I finally tried one and loved it. I love opening them up and slathering them with almond butter. I'm totally going to try them with the mascarpone cheese and the walnuts though! Sounds delish. 🙂