RecipeChocolate Peanut Butter Dates

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 90
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Total Fat: 4 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 2.5 g
    • Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 14 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2 g
  • Total Sugar: 12 g
    • Natural Sugar: 9 g
    • Added Sugar: 3 g
  • Sodium: 20 mg

It’s a holi-date with these no-bake copycat Snickers bars. They are out-of-this-world delicious— think sweet and chewy caramel-tasting dates stuffed with creamy peanut butter and crunchy, salted peanuts… then smothered in luxurious chocolate! Is your mouth watering yet?!? I’m telling you, the flavors mingle and jingle in all the right ways. If you have nut allergies in the house, you can easily swap for any safe alternative (almonds/almond butter or cashew/cashew butter, and so on). You can also dress up your holiday dates with crushed candy canes or create a “snowy décor” with shredded coconut. Also, these treats are gluten-free and vegan (if using dairy-free chocolate chips)—Joy to the world!

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This recipe makes 14 to 16
  • 14 to 16 pitted medjool dates
  • 8 teaspoons creamy peanut butter
  • • 32 roasted, salted whole peanuts
  • • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • • ¼ cup roasted, salted peanuts finely chopped

Spread each date open and line the inside with about ½ teaspoon peanut butter and 2 whole peanuts (or multiple ½ pieces). Pinch dates closed (it’s OK if they’re partially opened).

Add chips to a microwave-safe small bowl or mug, and melt them in the microwave until smooth and creamy. It’s important not to burn the chocolate so I recommend doing this in 20-second intervals, stopping and stirring until you reach a desired silky texture. Alternatively, you can use a double boiler to melt chocolate.

Using a spoon, generously drizzle the melted chocolate over each stuffed date (you’ll have enough chocolate to be liberal). You can choose to leave it in a drizzly format or spread the chocolate completely over the top half of dates using the back of a spoon or your finger (or simply dunk the top portion of dates directly into the chocolate). Sprinkle on crushed peanuts and stash in the fridge for at least 20 minutes to firm the chocolate.

NOTE: You can choose another nut combo like almonds/almond butter or cashews/cashew butter.

Dates will keep in fridge for up to 2 weeks. Alternatively, you can store leftovers in freezer, but it’s important to let your dates defrost on the counter before eating— the dates become super-hard when frozen and can hurt your teeth when you bite into them. 

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A serving is 1 date; if using smaller dates, cut numbers in half

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