Here’s a healthy fruit dip recipe that takes 5 minutes to make after you soak the dates. And guess what? That’s the only ingredient! It’s rich, candy sweet and good for you. Use it as is for dipping, for making Simple Healthy Candy Apples and much more!
Supplies for Fruit Dip Recipe
- Medjool dates (You must use this type as they are extra soft!)
- Food processor (A blender might work though I’ve not tried it.)
- Fruit of choice
A Bit About Dates
There are many varieties of dates and they all have wonderful health benefits but Medjool dates have some specific characteristics that make them perfect for things such as this. They are extra soft and they are exquisitely rich and have a caramel taste to them. Eaten plain they are almost like candy.
Remove the seeds by squeezing the dates. Don’t miss any!
Soak the dates in enough water to cover them anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours. They just need to get extra soft for easy blending.
Drain off the water but save a little in case you need it. Place dates in a food processor. You want a paste like smooth consistency. You can add a tablespoon or so of the date water if they are too dry. (If your using the paste for something such as our Candy Apple Recipe you want it to be very thick.)
You will need to stop blending and scrape the sides occasionally then start blending again. Blend till smooth.
I like mine a bit chunky so I didn’t blend it quite as much. If you add a tiny bit of water it makes a smoother dip. Your date paste will keep up to three months in your freezer.
Dip your favorite fruit.
It works great using our Candy Apple Recipe too!
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I love using dates for cookie balls and snacks, in place of sugar or other sweeteners, and I can’t wait to try them as a dip! Plus, it’s a great way to use up any extra dates and store away for another time. YUM!
Dates are awesome aren’t they. I use the Medjools and stuff an almond in the center. Instant healthy candy! Thanks for commenting Kathryn!
Mmmh, this looks delish!! Love healthier versions of yummy stuff! Thank you so much for sharing at my craft party on Thursday! Hope to see your newest posts this week, which starts at 7pm EST.
What a wonderfully healthy dip idea. I would have never thought of it, but will definitely be using it in the future!! We are always on the lookout for new healthy snack ideas. Thanks so much for sharing. Have a blessed weekend!!
Glad you found it useful. Thanks for visiting Nicole!