Chocolate Covered Snickers Stuffed Dates

These chocolate covered snickers stuffed dates are made with real food ingredients and taste even better than an actual Snickers bar. Vegan + gluten-free.

Another health coach tip for you today . . . it’s all about sugar! Halloween is right around the corner and I know Halloween is the start of the crazy holiday eating habits. We get hooked on sugar at Halloween, figure why not keep indulging for Thanksgiving, and by the time the New Years rolls around we realize we’ve been living in stretchy pants and don’t recognize the girl in the mirror.

Been there, done that – but for the past few years I’ve made it my mission to stick with simple healthy habits and cut back on my sugar intake because I know how easy it for my sugar eating habits to spiral out of control.

Chocolate covered peanut butter stuffed medjool date.

Swapping Processed Sugar For Natural Sugar

My number one tip for “cutting back on sugar” is actually switching to natural sugars like maple syrup, honey and medjool dates. These snickers stuffed dates are the perfect example of that. Like I said, Halloween is riiiiight around the corner and seeing those snack-size candies right when you walk in the grocery store is so tempting! Thankfully it’s easy to make something that tastes just as good (if not better) with real food ingredients. I’ve shared my 5-ingredient peanut butter cups, healthy Twix bars and healthier butterfingers, but today I’ve got a healthier Snickers recipe for ya!

Chocolate covered peanut butter stuffed medjool date. Close up shot in between hands.

Snickers Stuffed Dates Ingredients

These incredible chocolate covered snickers stuffed dates taste like snickers and are made with real, whole food ingredients. And want to know the best part? You only need 5 simple ingredients that you likely already have in your kitchen.

  • medjool dates
  • peanut butter – I prefer drippy/runny natural peanut butter but you can use any nut or seed butter you like. Some of my go-to brands of peanut butter are Crazy Richard’s, Whole Food’s 365 and Wild Friends (use EBF10 for 10% off your order).
  • chopped/crushed peanuts
  • dark chocolate chunks or chocolate chips – I love Lily’s chocolate chips for a low-sugar option and Enjoy Life chocolate chips for a dairy-free/soy-free option.
  • coconut oil – this is used to help make the melted chocolate thinner, which makes it easier to dip the dates. You can skip it, but your melted chocolate will likely be pretty thick. I recommend using refined coconut oil if you don’t want any coconut flavor!

Chocolate covered medjool dates with crushed peanuts on top, scattered over a parchment lined cutting board.

How to Involve Your Kiddos

If you’re hosting a Halloween party or want to make a fun dessert with kiddos, give these snickers stuffed dates a try! This recipe really doesn’t get any easier. I’ll walk you through step by step (including steps for mama and steps for kids!) . . .

1. Cut a slit in the dates and remove the pit (mamas, you can cut the slit and have your kiddos use their little fingers to grab the pits out!).

2. Fill each date with a spoonful of peanut butter (mamas, this step is probably best for you unless you have older kids!). Kids, you’re in charge with sprinkling each date with crushed peanuts.

3. Kids, dump the chocolate chips into a bowl and moms, you add the coconut oil. Heat until mixture is melted and combined.

4. This might have to be a team effort unless your kids are older. The final step is to take each peanut butter filled and peanut topped date and dunk it in the chocolate. I used a toothpick to hold the date together while dipping. Pop the covered dates on parchment and place in the fridge until the chocolate sets.

5. Enjoy this healthy, delicious treat as a family!

Medjool dates, pitted and split open with peanut butter and peanuts stuffed inside. Melted chocolate with a gold spoon on the side.

How to Store Snickers Stuffed Dates

I recommend storing these bites in an airtight container in the fridge. They should last up to one week… but I bet they’ll be gone before then! You can also store these treats in the freezer for 1-2 months.

Chocolate covered peanut butter stuffed medjool date.

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If you make these chocolate stuffed dates please be sure to leave a comment and star rating below letting me know how they turned out. Your feedback is so helpful for the EBF team and other EBF readers.

Medjool dates, pitted and split open with peanut butter and peanuts stuffed inside.

Chocolate Covered Snickers Stuffed Dates

Brittany Mullins
These chocolate covered snickers stuffed dates are made with real food ingredients and taste even better than an actual Snickers bar. Vegan + gluten-free.
5 from 24 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 147 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 10 medjool dates
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped/crushed peanuts
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free dark chocolate chunks or chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil

Instructions
 

  • Cut a slit in each date to remove the pit, then fill each with peanut butter (about 1/2 teaspoon) and a sprinkle of crushed peanuts. Set aside.
  • Place the dark chocolate and the coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl and melt in the microwave in 15 second increments, stirring between each. It should take longer than 1-2 minutes total.
  • Using a toothpick, dip each date into melted chocolate and use a spoon to coat the date until completely covered. Place chocolate covered date on a platter lined with parchment. Sprinkle remaining crushed peanuts on top of each date. Place the dates in the fridge to allow the chocolate to set.
  • Keep leftover chocolate covered dates in a sealed container in the fridge for up to a week.

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Notes

  • Need a single-serving treat? Just use 1 date, 1/2 teaspoon of peanut butter, 1 teaspoon crushed peanuts and about 1 Tablespoon of melted chocolate.

Nutrition

Serving: 1dateCalories: 147kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 1gFat: 6gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 19mgFiber: 3gSugar: 21g
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    52 comments
    1. Karen
      April 25, 2021 AT 2:43 am

      5 stars
      I made them yesterday evening and it looks amazing! Can’t wait to eat them all 😀 do you have any suggestions for an alternative to the peanut butter? Was planning to give some to a friend, but she has a peanut allergy. Thanks!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 26, 2021 AT 11:07 am

        So glad you enjoyed these snickers stuffed dates, Karen! Any type of nut butter will work- almond butter, cashew butter etc. Thanks so much for the review. I really appreciate it!

    2. Claire
      March 26, 2021 AT 4:24 pm

      I am so tempted to add some crushed bacon to these amazing bites!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 26, 2021 AT 5:22 pm

        Ohh I bet that would be delicious!

    3. Brenda Waller
      February 20, 2021 AT 2:33 pm

      5 stars
      These were delicious!!

    4. Shanda Metzinger
      February 17, 2021 AT 7:45 pm

      5 stars
      This is my new favorite treat. Though they are so good it’s hard to save them for treats when I make a batch. I used organic Hadley deglet noor dates and they were still so good. Thank you for an awesome healthier sweet recipe!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 18, 2021 AT 2:06 pm

        So glad you loved this recipe, Shanda. Thanks so much for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it!

    5. Mikaela
      February 8, 2021 AT 10:55 pm

      5 stars
      Mind blown 🤯. Such a simple recipe and they are incredible!!! The hubby usually turns his nose up to my healthier desserts and he can’t get enough of these. We both agree hands down they are better than regular snickers bars.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 10, 2021 AT 12:28 am

        Woo!! That makes me so happy to hear, Mikaela. So pumped you guys loved these. Thanks for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it!

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