Snickers Stuffed Dates

Megan
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Snickers Stuffed Dates taste just like a Snickers bar but are made with just 5 healthier ingredients!

Snickers Stuffed Dates taste just like a Snickers bar but are made with just 5 healthier ingredients!

I figured it was about time I shared this recipe, considering I always have it on hand in the freezer. Whenever my sweet tooth hits, I know exactly what I’m reaching for — one (or two) of these Snickers Stuffed Dates. They’re the perfect bite-sized treat, sweet + salty, made with wholesome ingredients and incredibly delicious.

This easy recipe is made up of just 5 ingredients, including: dates, peanut butter, chopped peanuts, dark chocolate and coconut oil. The dates are stuffed with peanut butter and chopped peanuts, then dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with more chopped peanuts.

Needless to say, this version is much healthier than the traditional candy bar, and it tastes even better in my opinion. I think you’ll agree with me on that, too!

No baking is required in this recipe, and it’s vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free.

Snickers Stuffed Dates taste just like a Snickers bar but are made with just 5 healthier ingredients!

Dates, Dates, Dates!

If you couldn’t tell already, I’m a huge fan of dates. Dates are my favorite natural sweetener to use when baking. This recipe uses medjool dates for a naturally sweet and creamy base which mimics the caramel in a traditional Snickers bar.

Dates are a superfruit! They’re a great source of nutrients and vitamins such as potassium, magnesium, vitamins B6 and K, calcium and iron, which contribute to various health benefits. They also provide a natural energy boost and are low on the glycemic index so your blood sugar won’t spike when eating them.

My favorite dates to buy are Joolies Dates. They’re fresh, organic and perfectly sweet! It’s hard to find fresh dates – most of the ones in the superstores are already dried out. You can shop Joolies Dates with my discount code: booboo.

Why You’ll Love These Snickers Stuffed Dates

  • Wholesome ingredients – this recipe is made with just 5 wholesome ingredients to provide a healthier alternative that tastes just like a Snickers bar!
  • Easy to make – just stuff dates with peanut butter and chopped peanuts and top with chocolate! Store these delicious bites in the fridge (or freezer for longer) for whenever that craving strikes.
  • Incredibly delicious – sweetness from the dates, saltiness from the peanuts and richness from the chocolate. Is there anything better?

Ingredients Needed

  • Medjool Dates – I use Joolies Dates (shop with my discount code: BOOBOO for money off). It’s important to use medjool dates as opposed to other types of dates since medjool dates are super sweet.
  • Peanut Butter – I use natural peanut butter with peanuts as the only ingredient. If you’re allergic to peanut butter, you can swap for another nut or seed butter.
  • Chopped Peanuts – to add a crunchy texture and extra peanut flavor – just like the candy bar!
  • Dark Chocolate – I use Hu Chocolate Chips (shop with my discount code BOOBOO for money off). Feel free to use your favorite chocolate chips, chunks or bar.
  • Coconut Oil – just a little to help thin the chocolate to coat the dates easily. Make sure to use refined coconut oil so it doesn’t have coconut flavor.
Snickers Stuffed Dates taste just like a Snickers bar but are made with just 5 healthier ingredients!

How To Make Snickers Stuffed Dates

  • Step 1 – if your dates still have the pit in them, cut a slice down the middle of each date and remove the pit.
  • Step 2 – fill the dates with peanut butter and sprinkle with chopped peanuts. Place in the freezer for about 20 minutes to let the peanut butter firm up.
  • Step 3 – melt the chocolate and coconut oil together in the microwave. Dip each date in the melted chocolate and sprinkle with more chopped peanuts. Wait for the chocolate to harden and then dig in! Optional: top with flaky sea salt for extra saltiness!

Snickers Stuffed Dates

Snickers Stuffed Dates taste just like a Snickers bar but are made with just 5 healthier ingredients!
5 from 1 vote
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Freeze Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 snickers dates
Author: Megan

Ingredients

Instructions

  • If your dates still have the pit in them, cut a slice down the middle of each date and remove the pit. Place them on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Fill the center of each date with 1 teaspoon of peanut butter and a sprinkle of crushed peanuts. Place in the freezer for about 20 minutes to let the peanut butter firm up.
  • Melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil together in the microwave.
  • Lay the dates on a fork, then spoon over the melted chocolate (or, just dunk the date right into the chocolate!). Place on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts. Optional: top with flaky sea salt for extra saltiness.
  • Wait for the chocolate to harden and then dig in!

Notes

  1. Peanut butter – I use all natural peanut butter (the only ingredient is peanuts). 
  2. Medjool dates – I use Joolie’s dates. They are great quality, fresh and organic. Shop with my discount code: BOOBOO to save money.
  3. Vegan chocolate chips – I use Hu chocolate chips since they’re vegan and refined sugar free. Shop with my discount code: BOOBOO to save money.

Nutrition

Serving: 1snickers date | Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 218mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 36IU | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so it should only be used as an approximation.

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