Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Covered Dates


If you’re not familiar with Medjool dates yet, you are missing out one of life’s greatest treasures. They are soft, extra sweet, and sticky, making them the perfect dessert. While do contain a decent amount of sugar, it’s all naturally occurring sugar! Plus, dates also contain a hefty amount of fiber, which helps counteract the sweetness of the sugar.

While I love eating dates solo, they’re even more epic when stuffed with peanut butter and dipped in dark chocolate. Add in a little sea salt and you have yourself the most perfectly balanced dessert.

And the best part? These little bites takes five minutes to prepare, so you can have the richest, most scrumptious treats hanging out in your belly in no time!

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Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Covered Dates
Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Covered Dates

Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Covered Dates

Vegan, Gluten-Free, Paleo-Friendly

Makes 16 stuffed dates

Ingredients

  • 16 large, soft Medjool dates

  • 8 tablespoons peanut butter (can substitute almond butter, cashew butter, or tahini)

  • Flaky sea salt

  • 3-4 ounces vegan dark chocolate, chopped or cut into small pieces

  • Optional Toppings: shredded coconut, raw cacao nibs, finely chopped nuts, freeze-dried raspberry powder, etc.

Directions

  1. Remove the pits from each of the dates. Use your fingers to separate the dates to create a cavity, but don’t pull them completely apart.

  2. Line a baking tray or cutting board with parchment paper for easy cleanup.

  3. Spoon 1-2 teaspoons of peanut butter into each date cavity, depending on the size of each date. Sprinkle the peanut butter with sea salt.

  4. Place the chopped dark chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high in 30-second intervals until almost completely melted and smooth, then use a whisk or silicone spatula to melt any remaining pieces. It usually takes three rounds in my microwave to melt.

  5. Dip the stuffed dates in the melted dark chocolate, coating them in as much chocolate as you’d like. Spread the dates out on the parchment paper-lined baking tray or cutting board.

  6. Sprinkle any optional toppings on top of the chocolate before the chocolate melts. Freeze the dates until the chocolate sets, about 10-15 minutes, or refrigerate for about 30 minutes.