Chewy dates, crunchy peanuts, creamy peanut butter and a crunchy chocolate shell make your taste buds think you are actually eating a Snickers bar! Snickers Stuffed Dates are a healthier alternative to this loved candy and they are fun to make.
What You Need to Make Snickers Stuffed Dates
This recipe is very simple to make. For equipment you will need: a small knife, wax or parchment paper, a plate or hard cutting board, a small bowl and measuring cups and spoons.
Once you have your equipment, gather your ingredients: medjool dates, creamy peanut butter, chopped peanuts, chocolate chips and coconut oil.
How to Make Snickers Stuffed Dates
First, remove the pits from the dates if not already pitted. Then, slice in half halfway through (like a hot dog bun). Next, spread a tsp of peanut butter inside and sprinkle some chopped peanuts on top. Press together to close the date. Repeat with all dates until they are all filled.
In a microwave safe dish, combine chocolate and coconut oil. Melt chocolate in the microwave in 20-30 second intervals and stir well in between. Be sure to heat the chocolate slowly in the microwave to avoid burning it.
Once chocolate is melted, drop one date into the melted chocolate and then use a fork to turn the date. Once coated use the fork to lift it out and shake to drip off extra chocolate. Place coated dates on parchment or wax paper and sprinkle with chopped peanuts.
Put dates into the refrigerator or freezer to harden chocolate (about 10 minutes). Store dates in the refrigerator in an air tight container for up to 7 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months.
Frequently Asked Questions
They are gluten-free! To make them vegan or dairy free be sure to use dairy-free chocolate such as Enjoy Life.
If you can use almonds, go ahead and use almond butter and chopped almonds.
These snickers stuffed dates have some sugar in them but not as much added sugar as traditional snickers candy bars.
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- 12 dates, pitted
- 1/4 cup peanut butter, creamy
- 1/4 cup peanuts, chopped
- 2/3 cups chocolate chips
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- Pit dates if not already pitted then slice in half halfway through (like a hot dog bun).
- Spread a tsp of peanut butter inside and add some chopped peanuts and press together to close dates.
- In a microwave safe dish, combine chocolate and coconut oil.
- Melt chocolate in the microwave in 20-30 second intervals and stir well in between.
- Drop one date into the chocolate and then use a fork to turn the date. Once coated use the fork to lift it out and shake to drip off extra chocolate. Place coated dates on parchment or wax paper. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts.
- Put dates into the refrigerator or freezer to harden chocolate (about 10 minutes).
- Eat or store for later.
Snickers Stuffed Dates should be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 2 months.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 date
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 120Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 39mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 10gProtein: 3g