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Apples, bananas, and berries are great, but there’s one fruit you’re probably overlooking at the grocery store. We’re talking about dates, the sweet fruit that’s packed with fiber and potassium. Not to mention, dates are the secret ingredient in so many delicious dishes.

Don’t believe us? We’re sharing 10 recipes below that will make you realize dates are the fruit you’ve been missing out on.

Chickpeas With Dates, Turmeric, Cinnamon, and Almonds

This gluten-free recipe is super easy to make. Just put the ingredients into a slow cooker and let it simmer. Pair it with couscous or rice for a drool-worthy meal.

Bacon Wrapped Dates With Goat Cheese and Pecans

Move over chips and dip, these little appetizers are going to be the new party favorite.

Majoon (Banana and Date) Smoothie

Need an easy breakfast to start your morning right? This hearty smoothie will do the trick.

Medjool Date Apple Bacon Pizza

There’s no such thing as too much pizza. Change up your average pepperoni recipe with a sweet and savory dish that’s guaranteed to leave you craving another slice.

Chocolate Date Pudding

It’s a healthier solution to your chocolate cravings. Just mix the ingredients, then chill it overnight.

Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Covered Dates

Are you drooling yet? This sweet treat only requires four ingredients and it’s gluten-free.

Grandma’s Date Bars Recipe

This date bar is the perfect snack to take on-the-go or for when you’re craving something a little sweet.

Easy Date Scones

Make these tasty scones with a cup of coffee or tea for a delightful breakfast.

Delicious Date Nut Bread

The smell of baking bread is one of the most intoxicating scents, but the addition dates will fill your home with an extra sweet aroma.

Date Paste

Eat it plain or spread it on toast, the options are endless with this paleo, Whole30, and vegan paste.

xx, The FabFitFun Team

Now that you’re sold on dates, how do you keep them from going bad too quickly? Here are six tips to keep your food from getting moldy.