Chocolate Covered Stuffed Dates With Peanut Butter

Bounty Bar Stuffed Dates
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These chocolate covered stuffed dates with peanut butter are the perfect sweet treat without any of the guilt.

I’ve been totally craving some sweets lately (which is unusual because I always love salty snacks) and I found this recipe.

I’ve seen a few versions on this recipe and it does not disappoint. It tastes like a combination of a Bounty bar and an O’Henry but with all natural sugars and wholesome ingredients.

They are naturally gluten free and dairy free; a great snack for people with allergens. There is no added sugar; any sugar in this treat comes from the date!

Bounty Bar Stuffed Dates
Bounty Bar Stuffed Dates

INGREDIENTS NEEDED:

Medjool Dates– make sure to remove the pits before making this recipe
All Natural Peanut Butter– best to use all natural peanut butter that doesn’t contain unhealthy ingredients like added sugars or sweeteners or hydrogenated oils 
Peanuts or Almonds– lightly toasted and no added salt
Dark chocolate- dark chocolate is the best for you to eat as it is rich in plant chemicals called flavanols; Flavanols are antioxidants linked to a lower risk of heart disease
Shredded Unsweetened Coconut Flakes– this is healthier option

Bounty Bar Stuffed Dates

Chocolate Covered Stuffed Dates with Peanut Butter

Rachelle Newbigging
Prep Time 10 minutes
30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 10 Medjool dates
  • 2-3 tbsp peanut butter
  • 5-6 peanuts or almonds lightly toasted, crushed
  • 1 oz dark chocolate chopped
  • 2 tbsp shredded coconut flakes

Instructions
 

  • Cut the dates open lengthwise and remove the pits. Arrange them in a single layer on a plate.
  • Fill each date with peanut butter and garnish with crushed almonds or peanuts.
  • Let cool for a couple of minutes, then dip the dates into a bowl of melted chocolate. Then dip into a bowl of coconut flakes. Refrigerate for 30-60 minutes before serving. Viola, easy homemade chocolate treats.
  • During hot summer days, I like to place them in the freezer on a plate for 30 minutes until they are somewhat frozen.
Keyword chocolate, dates, dessert, healthy, healthy snack
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2 Comments

  1. ClancyCat on March 20, 2024 at 8:29 pm

    Stupid question—will using sweetened shredded coconut flakes make it inedibly sweet? I have the small wee shreds that are sweetened, and I have the much larger flakes that are not, which would pretty much coat the wee things oddly.

    Thoughts? (I should add that the hubster has a sweet tooth the size of Godzilla’s so for him, the answer is “probably not” [for inedibly sweet] but he’s not the only person here!

    • Rachelle Lisa on March 22, 2024 at 5:07 pm

      Thats a great question! I actually only use unsweetened shredded coconut now. The chocolate & dates add a nice sweetness but the coconut flakes are just a good texture and healthy fat.

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