Indulgent, wholesome and so more-ish, these chocolate-covered snickers dates have serious potential to become your new favorite homemade dessert!
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Dipped in melted chocolate, with a creamy and crunchy center, this snickers dates recipe is similar to our peanut butter stuffed dates but takes the idea one step further.
Skip the store-bought snickers bar and buy a pack of sweet and gooey Medjool dates (other varieties work as well!), stuff and dip them in chocolate — after a short period of time in the fridge, you’ll have the perfect sweet vegan-friendly snack.
- Medjool dates — our favorite variety for this recipe, but any type will work.
- Peanut butter — essential for date snickers!
- Almonds — for the crunchy center; feel free to use roasted peanuts instead.
- Dark chocolate — vegan-friendly and healthier than regular chocolate, this will create the delicious coating.
Find swaps and suggestions for this recipe below. With all ingredients on hand, you’ll be able to make these snickers dates within only 15 minutes!
How to make stuffed dates
Melt the chocolate
Break your dark chocolate into small pieces and place them in a small bowl. Using a microwave or stovetop, melt the chocolate while stirring occasionally.
Pit the dates
Using a sharp knife, carefully slice each date lengthwise without cutting all the way through them.
Pry the sides open with your thumbs, and push the back of the date with your index fingers to expose the pit. Pull it out and put it aside to compost later.
Place the pitted dates on a plate next to each other.
Stuff the dates
Using a small spoon, distribute the peanut butter evenly between all dates. Place an almond inside each date to create a crunchy center!
Coat the dates
Dip each stuffed date in melted chocolate and place it on a cooling rack lined with parchment paper to allow the excess chocolate to drip off.
Sprinkle with coarse salt if wanted, then refrigerate for an hour before serving.
Storing & serving suggestions
Once coated in chocolate, your date snickers keep well for a week if stored in an airtight container in the fridge. You can freeze them for longer storage.
If you serve the dates during summer, be sure they don’t get too warm or the coating will melt!
Chocolate-covered dates also make for a great edible gift idea!
Tips & adjustments
- If you can’t have peanuts, simply use almond butter for this recipe.
- Decorate the dates with extra drizzled chocolate, dried coconut or edible flowers!
- Use semi-sweet vegan chocolate if you don’t like dark chocolate.
- Add some refined coconut oil to the melted chocolate if it’s too thick to dip!
- Let the kids help make date snickers and give them out on Halloween!
- Stick a fork or toothpick into your dates when covering them in melted chocolate.
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- 10 Medjool dates
- 4 tablespoons peanut butter
- 10 almonds, lightly toasted
- 2.5 oz dark chocolate, melted (70 g)
- ⅓ teaspoon coarse salt
- Cut the Medjool dates open lengthwise and remove the pits. Arrange them in a single layer on a large plate.
- Fill each date with peanut butter and place an almond inside each date to create a nice crunchy texture.
- Dip each stuffed date in melted chocolate and place it on a cooling rack lined with parchment paper to allow the excess chocolate to drip off.
- Sprinkle with coarse salt if wanted, then refrigerate for an hour before serving.
- Feel free to omit the almond or replace it with another nut.
- If you can’t have peanuts, make this recipe with almond butter.
- Find more tips in the article above.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1 date
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 151Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 109mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 3gSugar: 20gProtein: 2g
Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed. Just focus on whole plant-based foods and eat until satiety!