My friends and I recently started game night. Crazy it took us this long to make game night a regular event.
Nouns (hands down best game ever - we made it up studying abroad in Italy), Apples to Apples, Catch Phrase, and a little food/wine. Great mid-week treat.
As an quick and easy treat I decided to make...
Chocolate Covered and Walnut Stuffed Dates
Note: I decided not to quantify the recipe. Make a little or as much as you want. Figure about 1 walnut half per date.
Melt semi-sweet chocolate chips in a microwave. Cut a slit in the side of the date and remove the pit. Sauté walnut pieces in a little olive oil, salt, and orange zest. Finely chop 1/4 of the walnuts. Stuff dates with the larger walnut pieces pressing to close slit. Dip half the date in melted chocolate. Sprinkle a little finely chopped walnuts on top of the date. Place date on parchment paper or foil. Repeat with remaining dates. Place dates in freezer for about 5 minutes or until chocolate has solidified.