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Date Snickers

Chewy dates, crunchy peanuts, creamy peanut butter and a crunchy chocolate shell make your taste buds think you are actually eating a Snickers bar! Date Snickers or Snickers Stuffed Dates are a healthier alternative to this loved candy and they are fun to make.

date snickers on parchment paper

What You Need to Make Date Snickers

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. Next, gather your ingredients, You will need:

  • medjool dates- these are the large dates you can find with the produce or dried fruit in your local grocery store
  • creamy peanut butter
  • chopped peanuts or crushed peanuts
  • chocolate chips- use dairy free if needed
  • coconut oil

How to Make Date Snickers

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 chocolate covered 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.

date snickers up close with a bite taken out

Frequently Asked Questions

Are these vegan, gluten free or dairy free?

They are gluten-free! To make them vegan or dairy free be sure to use dairy-free chocolate such as Enjoy Life.

I’m allergic to peanuts what I can use instead?

If you can use almonds, go ahead and use almond butter and chopped almonds.

Do these have added sugar?

These snickers stuffed dates have some added sugar in them (in the peanut butter) but not as much added sugar as traditional snickers candy bars.

Are date snickers healthy?

These homemade snickers are going to be much healthier than traditional snickers since they won’t have the high levels of added sugar however I think everything in moderation is fine.

What do dates taste like?

When used in this recipe the dates taste similar to caramel. They have a chewy texture similar to caramel as well. Dates are a sweet dried fruit almost like a large raisin.

date snickers on parchment paper

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date snickers on parchment paper

Snickers Stuffed Dates

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Snickers Stuffed Dates and dates filled with peanut butter and chopped peanuts then dipped in chocolate! The dates give these treats the same texture as the caramel in traditional snickers. These are a healthy treat you must try!

Ingredients

  • 12 dates, pitted
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter, creamy
  • 1/4 cup peanuts, chopped
  • 2/3 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Pit dates if not already pitted then slice in half halfway through (like a hot dog bun).
  2. Spread a tsp of peanut butter inside and add some chopped peanuts and press together to close dates.
  3. In a microwave safe dish, combine chocolate and coconut oil.
  4. Melt chocolate in the microwave in 20-30 second intervals and stir well in between.
  5. 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.
  6. Put dates into the refrigerator or freezer to harden chocolate (about 10 minutes).
  7. Eat or store for later.

Notes

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

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