Chocolate-Covered Snickers Dates

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Indulgent, wholesome and so more-ish, these chocolate-covered snickers dates have serious potential to become your new favorite homemade dessert!

Do you love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate? If so, you’re in for a treat today.

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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.

Check out more date recipes like these peanut butter bliss balls or see how to make stuffed dates with pecans or cream cheese!

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Ingredients needed

  • 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!

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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.

dipping dates in chocolate

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!

These snicker dates taste great with chocolate-dipped strawberries, fresh fruit, alongside a frothy almond milk latte, golden milk, tea or your favorite plant-based milk.

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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Chocolate-Covered Snickers Dates

by Alena Schowalter
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Indulgent, wholesome and so more-ish, these chocolate-covered snickers dates have serious potential to become your new favorite homemade dessert!
Serves 10 dates

Ingredients

  • 10 Medjool dates
  • 4 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 10 almonds lightly toasted
  • 2.5 oz dark chocolate melted (70 g)
  • teaspoon coarse salt

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

  • 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.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate-Covered Snickers Dates
Serving Size
 
1 date
Amount per Serving
Calories
151
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
6
g
9
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
3
g
Sodium
 
109
mg
5
%
Carbohydrates
 
24
g
8
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
20
g
22
%
Protein
 
2
g
4
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed.
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Hi, I'm Alena Schowalter — a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with my husband, I founded nutriciously in 2015 and have been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages toward a healthy plant-based diet. I enjoy discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature, and creating new recipes. Read more about us here.

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