Orange and Walnut Stuffed “Cockroaches”

Trying to find a delicious and spooky treat for your Halloween celebration? This cockroach-inspired dessert provides the tangy and sweet taste of orange with a naturally sweet date. This healthy and easy-to-make option will help make your evening a little less scary.

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  • 30 dried dates
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 Tbsp. orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  •  Zest of one orange

Orange and Walnut Stuffed "Cockroaches"

1. Split the dates down the middle leaving one side attached.
2. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese until creamy. Add in the honey and orange juice and beat again another minute. Stir in the zest and 1/4 cup of the chopped walnuts.
3. Place filling in a ziploc bag with the corner cut off or piping bag. Fill the center of each date with the cream cheese filling. Top with additional toasted walnuts and extra zest if desired.
4. Store in the refrigerator.

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