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.
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.
More about the ingredients in this recipe. The exact measurements are below.
Lay the pitted dates on a baking sheet with parchment paper, spacing them 1-2 inches apart.
Fill each date with a spoonful of peanut butter.
Melt the dark chocolate in the microwave in 15 second intervals, stirring in between.
Drizzle the dark chocolate over the stuffed dates, creating a zip zag pattern. You could also fully dip the dates if you want.
Sprinkle a tiny amount of kosher or sea salt over the dates.
Freeze the dates for 15-20 minutes or until the chocolate hardens.
Tips for making
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.
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.
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.
Yes, you can stuff dates with crunchy peanut butter if you prefer more texture.
Peanut Butter Stuffed Dates
- 8 deglet noor dates medjool will work
- ¼ cup peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons dark chocolate melted
- sea salt or kosher salt
- 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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