Date Snickers are chewy, luxe peanut-butter filled dates covered in milk chocolate and topped with crushed or chopped peanuts and a bit of sea salt.
Dates are the dried fruit of the date palm tree, which is one of the oldest cultivated fruit trees.
Date trees are usually grown in the desert, including the Middle East.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- These stuffed chocolate covered dates taste just like a Snickers Bar.
- No guilt treat--dates are high in vitamins and fiber, relative to their size.
- Quick and easy dessert.
- Long freezer shelf-life if you can keep from eating them all right away.
- Dates (I like Medjool because they're larger but use what you have)
- Milk chocolate block or disks for melting.
- Peanut Butter
- Chopped or crushed peanuts
- Sea salt flakes or crystals
- Sharp knife for pitting dates
- Glass bowl and sauce pot for melting chocolate
- Teaspoon for measuring peanut butter
- Wax paper or parchment paper
How to Make Snickers Dates
- Pit dates by making a shallow lengthwise slice to pull out the pit.
- Stuff each with a ¼ to ½ teaspoon peanut butter.
- Dip each date in chocolate using a fork or a toothpick and let set on a parchment lined baking sheet or counter top.
- Put tray in freezer to let chocolate set up.
- Serve with coffee or tea or a red wine.
Chocolate dates are really healthy. Dates have 7 grams of fiber, two grams of protein as well as good amounts of copper, potassium and magnesium and B6.
Dates are also high in antioxidants as is chocolate.
Yes, dates contain high concentrations of both fructose and sucrose.
- 12 dates, pitted preferably Medjool which are the larger variety
- ¼ cup creamy peanut butter (not natural)
- Four ounce block or disks of chocolate preferably milk, melted
- 2 Tablespoons chopped peanuts or crushed peanuts
- Flaky sea salt or sea salt crystals
- Note: If your chocolate needs thinning, you can add a ¼ teaspoon of vegetable oil or coconut oil but I didn’t need any
Pit dates by making a shallow lengthwise slice to pull out the pit.
Stuff each with a ¼ to ½ teaspoon peanut butter.
Dip each date in melted chocolate using a fork or a toothpick and let set on a parchment lined baking sheet or counter top.
Put tray in freezer to let chocolate set up.
Use a block of chocolate or chocolate disks to melt and dip the dates.
You can use chocolate chips if you iike but they are more difficult to melt. Chips were designed to hold their shape.
You can melt chocolate using either the microwave or double boiler or a makeshift double boiler. Or you could put chocolate in an oven safe dish and melt it at a low temperature.
Use regular peanut butter--natural peanut butter is much too oily.
Or use a favorite nut butter like almond butter or pecan butter.
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