Easy Peanut Butter Stuffed Dates

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Peanut butter stuffed dates | These sweet and salty dates make the perfect snack or sweet treat, and they’re high in healthy fats. Smooth natural peanut butter stuffed inside a sweet date, drizzled with rich dark chocolate and sprinked with sea salt.

Peanut butter stuffed dates on a plate.

These little date bites make the perfect snack! They’re sweet from the dates and dark chocolate, slightly salty from the sprinkle of salt, and nutty and rich from the peanut butter. Peanut butter, dark chocolate, and dates are such a simple pairing yet are so delicious and indulgent.

Peanut butter stuffed dates are a super convenient snack. They’re easy to meal prep and are also shelf stable since they’re made with shelf stable ingredients like dates, peanut butter, and dark chocolate. It’s so convenient to make a batch and leave it on the counter for a quick snack (whenever you walk by).

The nutritional profile of peanut butter stuffed dates adds to their appeal. Full of natural sugars, fiber, and healthy fats, dates provide fiber and natural sweetness, while peanut butter contributes protein and additional healthy fats, making them a balanced and nourishing snack.

Medjool vs deglat noor dates

Deglat noor dates are slightly smaller than Medjool dates and are less sweet. Deglat noor dates are also slightly more fleshy, which makes them good for peanut butter stuffed dates because they provide a bit of texture. You can use whichever date you prefer or have on hand.

How to de-pit dates

You can buy dates either pitted, or with the pits still in. Pitting the dates yourself is super easy, although a bit sticky. You may want a wet cloth near you. Using a small knife, cut along the date lengthwise. Now using your fingers, pry the date open from the cut you made. Grab the pit and pull it out of the date. Now the date is de-pitted and ready to consume.

Ingredients

More about the ingredients in this recipe. The exact measurements are below.

Peanut butter stuffed dates ingredients with text.
  • Deglat noor dates – Medjool dates will also work. Delgat noor as slightly smaller than medjool, and are slightly more fleshy, making them more textured.
  • Peanut butter – I used natural smooth peanut butter because I like the taste. It’s nuttier and less sweet than non natural peanut butter. Use whatever kind suits you.
  • Dark chocolate – To melt and drizzle over the dates for added sweetness and taste.
  • Salt – I use kosher salt because it’s less salty than sea salt. You can use sea salt, just be careful how much you use.

Instructions

  • Use storebought pitted dates or pit the dates yourself by cutting it open, and removing the pit.
Pitted dates on a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Lay the pitted dates on a baking sheet with parchment paper, spacing them 1-2 inches apart.

Dates stuffed with peanut butter.

Fill each date with a spoonful of peanut butter.

Melt the dark chocolate in the microwave in 15 second intervals, stirring in between.

Drizzling chocolate on peanut butter stuffed dates.

Drizzle the dark chocolate over the stuffed dates, creating a zip zag pattern. You could also fully dip the dates if you want.

Stuffed dates with a sprinkle of salt.

Sprinkle a tiny amount of kosher or sea salt over the dates.

Freeze the dates for 15-20 minutes or until the chocolate hardens.

Top down view of peanut butter stuffed dates on a plate.

Tips for making

  • Buy pitted dates to save time.
  • Use smooth natural peanut butter for optimal nutty flavour.
  • Use kosher salt, it’s less salty than sea salt so you don’t have to be as careful with sprinkling.

What to serve with stuffed dates

Peanut butter stuffed dates make a delicious and convenient snack on their own. Enjoy them as is, or pair them with another snack like a granola bar, veggie crackers, vegetable slices, or fruit.

Enjoy stuffed dates with a simple breakfast of cereal or oatmeal for a fibre packed start to your day.

Create a quick charcuterie board with stuffed dates, vegan cream cheese, crackers, and fruit or vegetables.

Peanut butter dates make the perfect vegan appetizer if you want to save time.

Substitutions

  • Instead of Deglet Noor dates, use Medjool dates.
  • Almond or cashew butter would taste great instead of peanut butter.
  • Skip the salt if you want to!

Storage

Peanut butter stuffed dates are shelf stable as long as you use shelf stable ingredients. They’ll last up to 4 days at room temperature or refrigerated.

Freeze the stuffed dates for up to 6 months, in an air tight container layered between parchment paper to prevent sticking.

Close up of a cross section of a peanut butter stuffed date.

FAQ’s

How to make peanut butter stuffed dates?

To make peanut butter stuffed dates, simply slit dates lengthwise, remove the pits, and fill them with peanut butter. Drizzle with melted chocolate and sprinkle with kosher salt.

Can you use crunchy peanut butter to stuffed dates?

Yes, you can stuff dates with crunchy peanut butter if you prefer more texture.

Peanut butter stuffed dates on a plate.

Peanut Butter Stuffed Dates

5 from 2 votes
These sweet and salty dates make the perfect snack or sweet treat, and they’re high in healthy fats. Smooth natural peanut butter stuffed inside a sweet date, drizzled with rich dark chocolate and sprinked with sea salt.
Prep Time 6 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 8 deglet noor dates medjool will work
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons dark chocolate melted
  • sea salt or kosher salt

Instructions
 

  • Use a small knife to cut the dates lenthwise. If they still have the pits, take them out and discard them.
  • Fill the dates with a spoonful of peanut butter each. Drizzle the dates with the melted chocolate and sprinkle with salt.
  • Freeze for 10-15 minutes to solidify the melted chocolate.

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Notes

Buy pitted dates to save time.
Use smooth natural peanut butter for optimal flavour.
Use kosher salt as it’s less salty than table or sea salt.

Nutrition

Serving: 2gCalories: 181kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 5gFat: 11gFiber: 3gSugar: 12g
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