Hey guys! Today’s post is a bit of a two-in-one. Sharing these Peanut Butter and Jam Stuffed Dates, as well as my recipe for my homemade raspberry chia jam!
These Peanut Butter and Jam Stuffed dates make for a sweet quick snack, or after dinner treat. They are mega tasty with minimal ingredients so you can whip them together in seconds. (You know, for those moments when you’re craving something sweet, and need to get your fix before you go all Jekyll and Hyde?)
I love stuffed dates because they are so desserty and caramelized. Stuffed with peanut butter and sprinkled with chocolate chunks they almost remind me of a snickers bar. But of course, this is a much healthier version. Which I am always down for.
I love that this recipe has no refined sugars. Dates are naturally very sweet and I’ve used only a splash of natural maple syrup to sweeten the jam. All-in-all, these Peanut Butter and Jam stuffed dates have your back when you’re looking for a quick and healthy(er) sweet treat. They are as easy and delicious as they come.
I find that it’s the Raspberry Chia Jam that adds the finishing touch to these stuffed dates. If you don’t already know, this jam is my jam! And I use it in so many recipes. From a classic toast topping, to overnight oats and pancakes. I can’t seem to get enough of the stuff. I’ll also admit that I’ve been privy to simply grabbing a spoon and going to town on this jam – on the rare occasion (er, or two).
This raspberry chia jam is simple to make. It starts by combining 1 cup frozen raspberries, with 1 tsp chia in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer until those raspberries are melted and gooey. And gently muddle with a wooden spoon. Then add 1 tbsp maple syrup and a splash vanilla extract. Mix to combine and let cool. Easiest jam recipe in the universe? You betcha!
Plus, this raspberry chia jam is a much healthier alternative to the store bought. With no refined sugars and just a little maple syrup to sweeten you’re actually letting the fruit take precedent! Most store-bought jams are chocoblocked with sugar and have very little actual fruit. With this jam you know exactly what’s gone into making it – no unnecessary sweeteners or preservatives.
I’ll keep this post short and sweet as that’s exactly what these Peanut Butter and Jam Stuffed Dates are: short to make, and sweet as can be! I hope you’ll reach for them as the fix to your next sweet tooth.
And, if you do make this recipe please let me know in the comments below what you think! I love hearing from you. And of course, tag me on Instagram with the hashtag #twospoons. Nothing makes me happier than to see your recreations.
PB&J Stuffed Dates (w/ Homemade Raspberry Chia Jam)
For the Stuffed Dates:
- 12 medjool dates
- 1/4 cup all-natural peanut butter
- 1/4 cup raspberry chia jam (or jam of choice)
- 2 tbsp dark chocolate, chopped into chunks
- Slice vertically into dates and gently open to expose the centre. Remove pits. Fill each date with 1 tsp peanut butter, and 1 tsp raspberry jam. Sprinkle with dark chocolate.
VEGAN – VEGETARIAN – WHEAT-FREE – GLUTEN-FREE – DAIRY-FREE – SOY-FREE – REFINED-SUGAR FREE