I’m absolutely in love with these peanut butter stuffed dates with chocolate. They’re like vegan snickers, just sooo much healthier and insanely easy to make!! They are by far my favorite treat right now and my hubby is also pretty crazy about them. I mean healthy snickers, who could possibly say no to that?!
No wonder dates are sometimes called nature’s caramel! My absolute favorite are Medjool dates. If you haven’t had those yet, you should really give them a try. They are super soft, chewy, and soooo incredibly sweet! I think there’s a huge difference between dates. I used to buy the cheapest ones and they were okay for smoothies (and I actually still buy them for my daily green smoothies), but if you’re looking for “real” dates you should invest some more money. It’s really worth it!
You only need four ingredients: Dates, peanut butter, dark chocolate, and peanuts. If you want the stuffed dates to be vegan, make sure the chocolate you use doesn’t contain any dairy. Usually dark chocolate is vegan, but I always check the ingredient list when I buy a new brand.
So all you have to do is cut the dates open to remove the pit. It’s best to cut down lengthwise into the dates. Then fill them with some peanut butter, add two or three peanut halves and put them back together. Then melt the dark chocolate and dip them in the chocolate. Allow the chocolate to harden (this will take about 5 minutes) and that’s it, you got healthy vegan snickers with only four ingredients! I told you it was super easy, didn’t I?
Of course you could also make bars, so they would look more like real snickers, but I decided to keep things really simple with these babies!
If needed you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for several days, but usually they won’t last this long. Haha!
I used to love snickers, but so much has changed over the last couple of years. These days, I’m totally into healthier treats and I like to avoid processed food and refined sugar as much as I can! But I still love this chocolatey, lightly salty, and gooey goodness! The texture isn’t the same (obviously the dates are way softer), but the taste is pretty darn close!!
So if you’re looking for a healthier treat for you or your kids these peanut butter stuffed dates with chocolate (aka super easy vegan snickers) might be perfect for you!
Well, I hope you like these peanut butter stuffed dates with chocolate as much as we do! Let me know if you give them a try!
As always, I love hearing from you!
Have a great weekend! xx
Peanut Butter Stuffed Dates with Chocolate
- 10 Medjool dates
- 2-3 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1/4 cup peanuts
- 1/2 cup (about 4 oz) vegan dark chocolate
- Cut the dates open to remove the pit. It's best to cut down lengthwise into the dates.
- Then fill them with some peanut butter, add two or three peanut halves and put them back together.
- Next, melt the dark chocolate. You can either do this in a microwave or in a small sauce pot on the stove. Then dip the dates in the chocolate. Allow the chocolate to harden (this will take about 5 minutes) and you got healthy vegan snickers with just four ingredients!
So delicious! I use dried pitted dates (no fresh ones available) and PB2 to stuff them. This so good and satisfies my sweet tooth! Thank you!
I can see this being a go to snack for hiking. Just made my first batch & these are delicious. They have everything, a bit of energy boost on those long trails. I used an activated almond, with peanut butter & salted dark chocolate.
I have made these twice now and really like them. One date is the perfect snack to satisfy my sweet tooth without adding much processed sugar. I used pretty dark chocolate, with about half the sugar that most dark chocolate has, and at first I thought it was not sweet enough, but a before the first batch was half eaten, it seemed like the perfect balance. The second time I made them I had 16 dates, and the 4 oz of chocolate was just enough to cover them all. The second time I also wised up and put the peanut butter in a zip-lock and cut a small piece of the corner to just pipe the peanut butter into the cavity of the date. I’m really glad I found this recipe.
Nothing better than this!
The only thing I add is some flaked finishing sea salt on top!
Super easy and delicious!!
So soooo good and so easy to make! These are a perfect little treat and great combination of sweet and salty!
Oh man, these taste soooo good! Very much like the actual Snickers bar, I love these! So easy to make too.
Hi! Found this when looking for something to share at my sibling reunion (six couples) coming up in a month. Can these be fixed ahead and frozen? I’m thinking freeze on a cookie sheet, not touching, and then carefully layer them on waxed paper in a box. Has anyone tried freezing them? I guess I’ve got time to test this out. Yum!
I haven’t tried freezing them yet, but I don’t see why this shouldn’t work. Dates are high in sugar and low in water and therefore freeze pretty well. Let me know how it worked out. :-) Hope your siblings like them!
Just wanted to follow up and let you know that freezing these worked wonderfully! I first placed them on cookie sheets spaced enough that they didn’t touch and put them in the freezer for a day. Then I found a couple of tins and placed the frozen “snickers” in layers with cardboard in between the layers. Then I put the tins back in the freezer until time to leave for our reunion. Everyone loved them!! But I served them mostly frozen. I learned later that they were better when allowed to thaw and get to room temperature. Duh! I’m getting ready to make them again for Christmas. Some of my granddaughters are coming over to help. Merry Christmas to all!
I’ve been stuffing almonds into my medjool dates for a long time. But now I think I’ll have to add some almond butter and then dip them in dark chocolate. Or maybe stuff medjool dates with coconut and an almond before dipping them in dark chocolate. Either way, sounds like a winner to me!
YUM YUM YUM. I made these and they came it amazing. Thank yo ISO much for the recipe! I actually tweaked it a bit. A couple of my family members are allergic to peanuts so I did this with almond butter and sliced almonds instead of the peanut conconction. I also served them frozen (this part wasn’t intentional but it kind of just happened) and they came out AMAZING!! Definitely a new family favorite. And they’re a much better/healthier alternative to snickers! Loved it, and will definitely be making them again.
hello! I really liked your post. I will try this out for sure. please share some more.
Do you have any idea how many carbs these contain. I’m newly diabetic and need to really watch the carbs. These look delicious.
Hi Lynn, Unfortunately I haven’t, but I’m just looking into including nutritional information. As soon as I’ve found a good plugin for that, this option will be available on the blog. :-)