These Chocolate Covered Snickers Stuffed Dates are sweet, chewy, have a slight crunch and taste just like snickers! They make for a delicious healthy snack and are great served as part of a Ramadan/holiday table setting. They are also ideal for Ramadan during Sehri or Iftar.
Chocolate Covered Snickers Stuffed Dates
Medjool dates are chewy, sweet and toffee like in flavour. In this recipe, they are stuffed with gloriously salty peanut butter and peanuts and then dipped in chocolate to create a snickers like treat that is perfect as a snack.
You only need 4 ingredients to make this recipe. They can be made vegan by using vegan/dairy free chocolate and are gluten free too.
Are Dates Healthy?
Dates are packed full of nutrients (like potassium, magnesium, vitamin k) and fibre, contain natural sugar and are low in fat.
They make the ultimate guilt free snack!
The recipe itself is made with real whole food ingredients and is this is a healthy snack when eaten in moderation as part of a balanced diet.
Can medjool dates go bad?
Dates keep pretty well if stored correctly (covered in a tight container, in the fridge), for up to a year. Check them regularly and discard if they look mouldy.
Ingredients needed to make them
These amazing Chocolate Covered Snickers Stuffed Dates are made with a few ingredients. You only need 4 ingredients to make them!
You can buy pitted dates or buy pre pitted dates. They are available to buy from most supermarkets.
My preferred peanut butter is Pip and Nut’s smooth peanut butter but any natural smooth peanut butter can be used here. You can use unsalted peanut butter if you prefer.
Small peanuts or chopped larger peanuts add added crunch, texture and snickers flavour!
Milk or Dark chocolate
I use a milk Belgian chocolate. You can also use a dairy free chocolate for a vegan option.
A pinch of flaky sea salt helps bring out the natural sweetness of the dates and chocolate.
How to Make Chocolate Covered Snickers Stuffed Dates
Here is how to make them step by step:
Use a sharp small knife to put a small slit in the dates and remove the pit.
Add a spoonful of peanut butter to the centre of the date.
Add peanuts on top of the peanut butter.
Close the peanut and dip into melted chocolate. You can do this using cocktail sticks or forks.
Remove to a plate covered with baking paper.
Place in the fridge for 10 minutes to set.
Expert Tips and Variations
Use a sharp knife to pit the Dates
Use a small sharp knife to slice the date and remove the pit with ease.
Use a piping bag to pipe the peanut butter into the centre of the dates for a cleaner result.
Baking Paper lined plate
Remove to a plate lined with baking paper/parchment paper as they will stick to the plate otherwise.
Use a toothpick to secure the date before dipping into chocolate for ease and less mess.
Once the dates are dipped in chocolate, place them in the fridge to let the chocolate set.
Make it Vegan
Use a vegan chocolate to make this recipe vegan.
You can use an unsalted peanut butter if you prefer.
Flaky Sea Salt
This balances the flavours and brings out the sweetness of the dates and chocolate.
Melt the chocolate over a low heat in a bowl over a pan of simmering water and make sure the bowl does not touch the water in the pot. If melting in the microwave, do it in 20 - 30 seconds bursts.
Storage for Chocolate Covered Snickers Stuffed Dates
These delectable dates disappear pretty fast but if you have leftovers, store them in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a week.
You can also store them in the freezer in an air tight container for up to 2 months. Be sure to let them come to room temperature before serving.
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Chocolate Covered Snickers Stuffed Dates
- 30 Medjool Dates
- 6 tbsp Smooth Peanut Butter
- 100g small Peanuts or chopped Peanuts. 3/4 cup
- 255 g Milk or Dark Chocolate 1 1/2 cup
- Use a sharp knife to cut a slit in each date. Then remove the pit.
- Add 1/2 tsp peanut butter to the centre of the dates.
- Add peanuts on top of the peanut butter.
- Place the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and melt in the microwave in 20 second bursts. Stir well between.
- Use a toothpick to dip each date into the melted chocolate until completely coated.
- Place onto a plate lined with baking/parchment paper.
- Sprinkle with flaky sea salt.
- Place in fridge to allow the chocolate to set.