Peanut Butter Stuffed Dates

by Alena

These delicious peanut butter stuffed dates are so easy to make and taste almost like snickers! Undetectably good for you, crowd-pleasing and great to make with kids.

Dates are our favorite sweet treat! They are soft, caramelly and can even be worked into desserts as a healthy and wholesome sweetener.

From peanut butter bliss balls to date caramel or chocolate mousse, all of these recipes feature dates instead of refined sugar.

But now it’s time to make this delicious fruit the main star!

These peanut butter stuffed dates are great for easy and healthy snacking — they require only 4 simple ingredients, can be stored in the fridge or even freezer (awesome during summer!) and they almost taste like snickers.

Especially if you have a small appetite or are looking to gain some weight, this healthy treat is made from high-calorie vegan foods and offers essential nutrients at the same time!

If you’re interested in more recipes like this, try our savory pecan stuffed dates!

plate with different bowls featuring medjool dates, peanut butter, chocolate chips and chopped nuts

Ingredients needed

  • Medjool dates — we highly recommend this variety over other dates due to their size and taste!
  • Peanut butter — you would have guessed that from the recipe name, right?
  • Almonds — the crunchy star of our stuffed dates! We love them lightly toasted.
  • Toppings — our recipe uses chopped dark chocolate, almonds and some coarse salt for a snickers-type treat!

Doesn’t that sound so delicious? Keep on reading to see for yourself how easy they are to create and which swaps we suggest.

two hands holding a halved large date and removing its pit
round chopping board with several pitted dates next to peanut butter and chocolate

How to make peanut butter stuffed dates

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, 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 large plate next to each other.

Stuff the dates

Using a small spoon, distribute the creamy peanut butter evenly between your prepared dates. 

Line them next to each other on a serving plate, then top the stuffed dates with chopped dark chocolate, crushed almonds and coarse salt if you want.

hand filling peanut butter into pitted dates using a spoon

Storing & serving suggestions

The stuffed dates should be refrigerated for 30-60 minutes before serving so they become firmer.

During hot summer days, we like to place them in the freezer on a plate for 30 minutes until they are somewhat frozen. 

Then, you can enjoy them cold or transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or container and grab one after the other at your convenience.

The stuffed dates can be stored in the fridge for up to a week and in the freezer for several months.

They work as a kid-friendly snack, as part of a vegan appetizer platter and can be made during vegan meal prep.

Enjoy them on their own, with some almond milk, vanilla almond latte or with peanut butter oatmeal cookies for a more substantial snack.

hand sprinkling chopped nuts on stuffed dates

Customization ideas

Feel free to swap the peanut butter for another nut butter, sunflower butter, pumpkin butter or tahini! You can mix it with some cocoa powder for more chocolatey snickers-style stuffed dates and use crunchy peanut butter instead of smooth peanut butter if you prefer that texture.

Other topping ideas include chopped walnuts or peanuts, cinnamon or other spices, sesame and pomegranate seeds.

If you want to make them extra fancy, you can dip them in dark chocolate as a delicious coating — similar to our vegan chocolate-covered strawberries.

round plate with half a dozen stuffed dates with peanut butter and chocolate

More easy vegan treats

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round plate with half a dozen stuffed dates with peanut butter and chocolate

Peanut Butter Stuffed Dates (Quick & Healthy)

Yield: 10 dates
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

These delicious peanut butter stuffed dates are so easy to make and taste almost like snickers! Undetectably good for you, crowd-pleasing and great to make with kids in only 10 minutes with simple ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 10 Medjool dates
  • 2-3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 5-6 almonds, lightly toasted, crushed
  • 1 oz dark chocolate, chopped (28 g)
  • ⅓ teaspoon coarse salt

Instructions

  1. Cut the Medjool dates open lengthwise and remove the pits. Arrange them in a single layer on a large plate.
  2. Fill each date with peanut butter and garnish with chopped chocolate and crushed almonds. 
  3. Sprinkle with coarse salt and refrigerate for 30-60 minutes before serving.

Notes

  • If you can’t have peanut butter, simply use almond butter, cashew butter or even tahini.
  • Store them individually in the freezer for a delicious pre-made treat during summer!
  • Feel free to skip all of the toppings and just have plain peanut butter stuffed dates.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1 date
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 109Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 23mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 2gSugar: 18gProtein: 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!

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About Alena Handwritten FontAlena Schowalter is a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with her husband, she founded nutriciously in 2015 and has been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages towards a healthy plant-based diet. She’s received training in the fields of nutrition, music therapy and social work. Alena enjoys discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature and creating new recipes.

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