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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!
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
Chocolate Covered Stuffed Dates with Peanut Butter
- 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
- 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.