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Salted chocolate covered dates with peanut butter.

Chocolate Covered Dates with Peanut Butter

Katelyn Ryan
These Chocolate Covered Dates with Peanut Butter are the perfect no-bake dessert or healthy snack. These stuffed dates are filled with peanut butter and crushed peanuts before they are coated in chocolate. This recipe is vegan and gluten-free!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Chill Time 30 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 195 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 12 Medjool dates pitted
  • ¼ cup smooth peanut butter *see notes
  • 2 tablespoon roasted peanuts crushed; *see notes
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips *see notes
  • flakey sea salt for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Slice the top of each date enough so that you can stuff it, but not all the way through the entire date.
  • Fill each date with ½ teaspoon - 1 teaspoon of peanut butter depending on the size of the date. *For best results and easy filling, transfer the peanut butter to a pastry bag. 
  • Sprinkle the crushed peanuts over the peanut butter. Gently push the sides of the dates together to secure. 
  • Freeze the filled dates for 10-15 minutes.
  • While the dates are freezing, melt the chocolate. Transfer the chocolate chips to a heat-safe bowl. Place the bowl over a small pot with about 1 to 2 inches of simmering water (double-boiler). Melt the chocolate, stirring frequently. 
  • Once melted, carefully remove the bowl from the pot {using an oven mitt, the bowl will be hot}. Place the bowl onto a kitchen towel.
  • Line a cooling rack or sheet tray with parchment or wax paper. Using a fork or candy utensil, dip each date into the chocolate to coat. If there is chocolate remaining, drizzle each date with chocolate.
  • Sprinkle with flakey sea salt (or additional crushed peanuts).
  • Chill the dates in the fridge for 30 minutes or until the chocolate is set. 

Notes

  • Depending on the size of the dates used, you may need more peanut butter and/or chocolate. 
  • Use a food processor or a zip-top bag and a rolling pin to crush the peanuts. *Do not completely pulse, we still want some texture.
  • Chocolate is best melted in a double-boiler. However, you can melt the chocolate in the microwave too. Add 1 teaspoon of neutral-flavored oil. Melt in 30-second increments, stirring each time, until melted. *Note that adding the oil to the chocolate will require a longer setting time once the dates are dipped.
  • STORE - Store the dates in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 195kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 3gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 32mgPotassium: 295mgFiber: 3gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 43IUCalcium: 29mgIron: 1mg
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