Sokolatakia (Chocolate-Dipped Walnut-Stuffed Prunes)

Adjust these boozy, nut-stuffed, chocolate-dipped prunes to suit your taste buds. While prunes are traditional for the bite-size Greek treats, you can substitute apricots, dates or dried figs, or play with the flavor by using rum, cognac, amaretto or cherry liqueur in place of the whiskey.

Sokolatakia (Chocolate-Dipped Walnut-Stuffed Prunes)
Photo: Leigh Beisch
Active Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
9 hrs 30 mins


  • 30 pitted prunes (about 8 ounces)

  • cup chopped walnuts

  • ½ cup whiskey

  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate


  1. Cut open the prunes with a small knife to create small pockets on their sides. Fill each pocket with walnuts and press gently to seal the edges. Place the prunes in a single layer in a shallow dish and pour whiskey over them. Cover with plastic wrap and let stand at room temperature overnight. Occasionally, gently rearrange the prunes in the liquid so they soak uniformly.

  2. Melt chocolate in a bowl over barely simmering water. Dip each prune in the chocolate, using two forks to roll it around. Lift each prune out with a fork and shake so excess chocolate drips off. After a couple of shakes, gently hit the back of the fork on the rim of the bowl. (You only want a fine layer of chocolate covering each fruit after it firms up.) Place each prune on parchment paper and let cool until the chocolate sets, about 1 hour. (Alternatively, refrigerate until the chocolate has set.)

To make ahead

Refrigerate for up to 2 months.


Parchment paper

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

77 Calories
4g Fat
11g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 30
Calories 77
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 6g
Added Sugars 3g 6%
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Vitamin A 75IU 2%
Folate 2mcg 1%
Vitamin K 6mcg 5%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 6mg 1%
Potassium 75mg 2%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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