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Peanut Butter Date

by Dana Bean, RD

A 5-minute snack or dessert and only 4 ingredients! Each peanut butter date has that sweet, salty, melty-ness that you’ll love.

Peanut Butter Date

Sweet medjool dates stuffed with salty peanut butter and melty chocolate drizzled over the top
Prep Time5 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Keyword: Less than 30 minute, snack

Ingredients

  • 12 Medjool dates pitted
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp neutral oil

Instructions

  • Slice the dates open lengthwise and open
  • Fill each date with about 1 tsp of peanut butter
  • Use about 2 Tbsp mini chocolate chips to sprinkle on top of the peanut butter
  • If desired, make melted chocolate to drizzle: Add remaining chocolate chips (about 1/4 cup) to a mug with oil and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir well until all the chocolate is melted and drizzle over the dates. Enjoy immediately or refrigerate for about 20 minutes until chocolate solidifies.
peanut butter date snack on a wooden board with strawberries.

If a sweet and salty snack sounds right up your alley, these only take a couple of minutes to throw together (if you want that chocolate melty, that is).

Peanut butter dates have been compared to a Snickers bar. And I just have to say that a Snickers bar is a Snickers bar and a peanut butter date is just that. If a Snickers is what you’re wanting, go for that! But if you’re looking for a quick snack, these peanut butter dates do have similar sweet and peanut butter salty attributes to them.

Medjool Dates: These plump, almost juicy (but not because they’re dried) dates are great for this recipe. You can buy them pitted or remove the pits yourself. To do this, cut into the date lengthwise and remove the long pit. If you want to go more savory with the medjool dates, try this Bacon Wrapped Dates recipe.

Peanut Butter: Really any type of peanut butter works well here. A more “drizzly” peanut butter you have to stir will be a bit softer and may lack some structure in the date, but tastes just as good IMO.

Mini Chocolate Chips: I love the mini ones since there’s room to sprinkle several of them, but you can also use regular size chocolate chips or chop up a chocolate bar

Oil: A neutral oil (canola, avocado, etc…) is essential for getting the perfect melty chocolate on top!

peanut butter date snack with chocolate chips and drizzled chocolate over the top with strawberries on a wooden board.

If you need a quick pick-me-up during the day, these peanut butter dates are great. The dates offer carbs and fiber, the peanut butter offers protein and fat, and the chocolate offers carbs and more satisfaction!

You can store these in the fridge for 2-3 days in an airtight container. I love making them ahead of time and using them for snacks throughout a couple of days!

  • A Snickers bar is a yummy snack/dessert and peanut butter dates are a yummy snack/dessert, but they are not the same thing and that’s ok
  • We need snacks to fuel our day!
  • Though this recipe has some measurements for ease of grocery shopping, you don’t need to measure these ingredients

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