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Stuffed Cockroach Snacks for the Perfect Halloween Party
The right snacks make the party, and if you are having a spooky, creepy Halloween party, Stuffed Cockroach Snacks are a must! You will know they are perfectly normal, stuffed dates, but your guests will reach for one and give out a frightening scream! I love making Stuffed Cockroach Snacks not only for Halloween, but any time of year for a fantastic snack.
Preparing Dates for Stuffed Cockroach Snacks
Usually I purchase pitted dates for Stuffed Cockroach Snacks, but mistakenly picked up whole dates this time. Oops! The mistake was quickly fixed though, as dates are easy to pit with a sharp knife. Simply slide the knife along the skin and through the meat of the date lengthwise, then open the date slightly. The pit will be a long, oval seed in the middle of the date that you can easily remove.
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- 1 lb pitted, whole dates
- 1 8 oz pkg cream cheese, softened
- 1 C finely chopped pecans
- In a bowl, mix the cream cheese and pecans until fully incorporated.
- Fill each pitted date with the mixture, pressing closed.
- Arrange on a plate or platter with the open side down.
- Refrigerate any leftovers.
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Stuffed Cockroach Snacks for Other Times of the Year
Stuffed Cockroach Snacks aren’t just for Halloween. You can have these wonderful snacks at any holiday. I have stuffed them with just the nuts and rolled them in confectioner’s sugar for a sweet treat, as well as with a bit of hot pepper jelly for a sweet and spicy snack. If you like, you can freeze Stuffed Cockroach Snacks for later too! They will stay in a freezer for about a month and taste just as fresh as if you made them today.
1 lb pitted, whole dates
1 8 oz pkg cream cheese, softened
1 C finely chopped pecans
In a bowl, mix the cream cheese and pecans until fully incorporated.
Fill each pitted date with the mixture, pressing closed.
Arrange on a plate or platter with the open side down.
Refrigerate any leftovers.
Stuffed Cockroach Snacks are the perfect Halloween treat and Autumn snack!