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5 New Recipes That Show Off the Beloved, Caramelly Date

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We partnered with our friends at Natural Delights, purveyors of Medjool dates, for our latest contest—Your Best Recipe with Dates.

The results are in! Here are the recipes our community loved from Your Best Recipe with Dates. It's clear you have a knack for featuring dates, in both sweet and savory applications.

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Once again, we want to give a big, big thanks to all of our volunteer recipe testers for your thoughtful comments and for helping us continue to strengthen our recipe recommendations. You can read the winning headnote and tester's comments by clicking on the image to get to the recipe page itself—the comments are at the top. And even if the recipe you tested wasn't chosen as a CP, please feel free to leave your testing notes in the recipe's comments section. Constructive criticism is always encouraged!

Community Picks (Tested and photographed by us!)

Roasted Dates & Honey Wings
Roasted Dates & Honey Wings

Wings just got a little sweeter with the addition of roasty, buttery dates in the sauce. Vinegar and lime juice keep things from getting too syrupy—and the extra splatter of chives, sesame seeds, and honey are pretty fun, too.

Lamb Kebab with Yogurt Mint Chutney
Lamb Kebab with Yogurt Mint Chutney

sdebrango said it best when she noticed that this recipe is like a tagine "with the savory lamb and sweet dates and chickpeas, but in a simple portable form."

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Moroccan Crêpes with Spiced Fruit Compote
Moroccan Crêpes with Spiced Fruit Compote

These Moroccan Crêpes with Spiced Fruit Compote are a shoe-in for a beginner crêpe-maker—they're sturdier than the French kind, which makes them less scary to cook. And the compote? Slather that on toast, plop it on oatmeal, or eat by the spoonful.

Date and Honey Coconut Ice Cream
Date and Honey Coconut Ice Cream

Coconut milk + dates + honey + coconut yogurt = 4-ingredient vegan ice cream! Any questions?

Dark Chocolate Brownies with Medjool Dates and Almond Butter
Dark Chocolate Brownies with Medjool Dates and Almond Butter

The fudgy kind of brownies, without the gluten, refined sugar, or dairy. And because they're not so sweet, they reminded some of our editors' of homemade energy bars—and what's a brownie if not an energy bar, really?

Community Picks (Tested by you!)

Sticky, Spicy, Sweet Roasted Carrots and Chickpeas with Date Vinaigrette by EmilyC

Baked Chicken with Blood Oranges, Dates, Caperberries, and Olives by morning glory

We partnered with our friends at Natural Delights, purveyors of Medjool dates, for our latest contest—Your Best Recipe with Dates.