Dates are the dessert hero we all need. The versatile little dried fruits are an easy way to update your favorite sweet staples to make them a little better for you without sacrificing on flavor.
While we also love them on their own, they help kick our dessert into a whole new realm of possibilities. Some varieties have bonus health benefits, though we usually aren’t cooking with those: the most common dates you’ll find in the kitchen are medjool dates—though since we’re staying at home more, our date nights have been in the kitchen too.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we’re making plans with loved ones, as much as we can. And whether that’s roommates, a significant other, or just yourself we certainly suggest enjoying something special (like one of these recipes).