Chocolate Covered Stuffed Dates with Peanut Butter

5 from 16 votes
This easy Chocolate Covered Dates recipe tastes like a Snickers bar! But it's made with real-food ingredients that you can feel good about eating. It's sweet with caramel flavour from the dates, delicious peanut crunch and a smooth chocolate drizzle to top. 
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
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Jun 10, 2021 (Last updated Feb 23, 2024) by Hannah Sunderani

Chocolate Covered Stuffed Dates with Peanut Butter

I’m sharing this sweet and easy stuffed dates recipe for Chocolate Covered Stuffed Dates with Peanut Butter! This recipe tastes like a Snickers chocolate bar! But it’s made with real-food ingredients that you can feel good about eating. It’s sweet with caramel flavour from the dates, delicious peanut crunch, and smothered with a chocolate drizzle to coat.

All-in-all, this is a lush sweet treat that you can enjoy mid-day for a snack, or as an after dinner dessert. I know you’re going to love them.

So, let me tell you exactly how to make these chocolate covered stuffed dates with peanut butter!

All of the ingredients to make chocolate covered stuffed dates. The dates are placed on a wooden cutting board, with the additional ingredients in bowls. The cutting board is laid out on a white backdrop.

Chocolate Covered Stuffed Dates with Peanut Butter

This stuffed dates recipe is:

  • sweet and caramely! (from the dates)
  • crunchy and nutty! (from the peanuts and peanut butter)
  • rich and chocolately! (from the chocolate outer coating)
  • Made with real-food ingredients
  • Tastes like a Snickers bar!
  • Healthy alternative to chocolate bars

You won’t believe just how tasty these stuffed dates are, considering how wholesome and simple the ingredients are. Plus, it comes together effortlessly! In addition, they keep in the fridge for up to two weeks so you can make a big batch.

Actually, I’ve been trying to increase my date intake in my third trimester of pregnancy. As I’ve been told, dates can speed up your labour and can support natural induction! (Ummm, cool right!?) Needless to say, I’m finding creative ways to incorporate more dates into my diet! This stuffed dates recipe makes it so easy to devour dates.

Chocolate Covered Stuffed Dates with Peanut Butter and topped with sea salt. The dates are placed on a light blue plate . The plate is sitting on a white backdrop, with sprinkles of peanuts and chocolate chips.

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How to make Chocolate Covered Stuffed Dates with Peanut Butter

It’s so easy to make these chocolate covered stuffed dates with peanut butter! Literally, anyone could do it. Which is why I have given it my newbie cook stamp of approval. The ingredients are minimal and the steps are so simple.

We will start by slicing into the centre of the the Medjool dates to remove the pit. (Be sure not to cut all the way through. Just make an opening down the middle so that we can remove the pit for stuffing.)

Then, stuff the dates with smooth peanut butter, and sprinkle with the chopped peanuts.

how to make stuffed dates

Finally, we will melt some semi-sweet vegan chocolate chips. (I like to do this in the microwave in 30s increments until melted). Drizzle the melted chocolate over the dates in zig-zag pattern.

how to make stuffed dates

Pop everything in the fridge to chill, for at least 30 minutes.

That’s all there is to it! I told you this recipe was SO easy to make! It will take you minutes to throw together and will last you through the week.

A tray of chocolate covered stuffed dates. The tray is silver and lined with parchment paper. The tray is sitting on a white backdrop.

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Chocolate Covered Stuffed Dates with Peanut Butter and topped with sea salt. The dates are placed on a light blue plate . The plate is sitting on a white backdrop, with sprinkles of peanuts and chocolate chips.

So there we have it! A very simple stuffed dates recipe that I know you’re going to love! Enjoy it for a sweet snack or an after-dinner sweet treat. These chocolate covered stuffed dates with peanut butter taste just like a Snickers bar, but it’s made with real-food ingredients. You can feel good about indulging in these.

If you do make this recipe please let me know in the comments below what you think! I truly love hearing from you, and I’m always here to answer any questions you might have. And of course, tag me on Instagram with your pictures using the hashtag #twospoons. Nothing makes me happier than to see your recreations.

Chocolate Covered Dates Stuffed with Peanut Butter

5 from 16 votes
This easy Chocolate Covered Dates recipe tastes like a Snickers bar! But it's made with real-food ingredients that you can feel good about eating. It's sweet with caramel flavour from the dates, delicious peanut crunch and a smooth chocolate drizzle to top. 
Chocolate Covered Stuffed Dates with Peanut Butter
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Serves 12 stuffed dates

Ingredients

  • 12 Medjool dates
  • 1/3 cup all-natural smooth peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup peanuts chopped
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • pinch flaky sea salt (optional for sprinkling)

Instructions

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut a slit into the centre of each date, lengthwise, and remove the pit. (Be sure not to cut all the way through as we want to stuff them!)
  • Stuff the inside of each date generously with peanut butter and sprinkle with the peanuts. Place on the baking sheet.
  • In a small bowl, combine the chocolate chips and coconut oil. Melt in the microwave in 30 second increments until smooth and combined, mix with a spoon to do so. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the dates to coat. Optional to sprinkle with sea salt.
  • Refrigerate the stuffed dates until the chocolate has fully hardened, about 30 minutes.

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Notes

Recipe will keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. 
Nutritional information is a rough estimate. 

Approvals

Nutrition

Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 279mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. I made these this evening. Oh my gosh they are so good! Thank you for the recipe. I will be making these again.

  2. This was sooooo easy to make and seriously the best treat ever. I was shocked at how good this was & how it really
    tasted like a snickers. Except after you eat it you don’t feel crappy like you would if you had an actual snickers lol. Will make again!

    • Kayla I’m so glad you liked these snicker dates as much as I do! I wholeheartedly agree with this review – tastes so much like the real thing without any of the tummy ache! haha. Thanks for the kind review. 🙂

  3. These are AWESOME! My guests loved them. Back in the 40’s for Thanksgiving and Christmas, my grandmother always made dates stuffed with peanut butter and everyone loved them. You have ratcheted her recipe up to a new level by adding the chocolate chips and sea salt! Bravo!

    • Oh Judie I am thrilled and honoured that this recipe was such a hit and that it tributes on that you remember from your Grandma. Thank you for this very kind comment. Really thrilled you loved the sea salt addition, it’s so good with chocolate! haha. 🙂

  4. Can I use vegetable oil instead of coconut oil in stuffed dates w peanut butter and covered w chocolate?

    • Hi Jane! I haven’t tried this myself but I don’t see a problem with that substitution at all! I imagine that little dash of vegetable oil will give the same glossy look. 🙂 Let me know how you get on if you give it a try.

  5. I made these without the chopped peanuts and dipped them whole into the melted chocolate. I keep them in the freezer. They satisfy the sweet tooth and are sooooooo good!

  6. I was excited to try these et was not disappointed. For fun, I substituted roasted pecans for the peanuts–my family loved them.

  7. AMAZING! Super easy to make and completely satisfies my craving for sweets. So happy I found a snack that will help me remain healthy while still eating a “snickers” every once in awhile. I added a little caramel drizzle to some of them and while it was good, they didn’t even need it because they were already so good on their own.

    • Hi Samantha! Thanks for this very kind note about these snickers dates! I really love this recipe to and make it all the time for a sweet-tooth fix! Glad it hits the spot for you too!

  8. These are absolutely amazing! No guilt pleasure! And super simple. A bit messy to make but worth it!

    • Hi Cassie! Thanks so much for the very kind comment! Oh yes, that chocolate drizzle can be a little messy! haha. I like to line the plate with parchment paper to help keep things a little cleaner. Hope that helps! xx

  9. Well, I imagined they are a five – Husband doesn’t like any “real” sugar. Made with a natural cashew butter, some salted peanuts and instead of regular chocolate chips, I tried to use Stevia sweetened chocolate chips. Even with the changes, they were delicious. For my own taste, I’d prefer the peanut butter and real chocolate though. Yummy. Thank you.

  10. WOW this recipe is my new obsession! I can’t believe how much they actually taste like a snickers chocolate bar! Amazing, so good. We ate them all up, way too fast! Haha
    Thanks so much for this recipe Hannah!!

    • I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe Krystal! We absolutely LOVE it too! It’s hard to not eat them all in one sitting. 🙂

    • Hi Cathy! I’m so glad you enjoyed making these dates. They are a wonderful snack! Enjoy!!