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Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Stuffed Dates

With only 6 ingredients, you'll love these chocolate covered dates. They're so easy to make and are perfect for anytime you need a sweet treat! Chewy, caramel-like dates stuffed of creamy peanut butter and crunchy coconut flakes, and covered with a rich, dark chocolate, you really can't go wrong with this easy gluten-free and dairy-free treat. 
Prep Time10 mins
Chilling Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 192kcal

Ingredients

  • 12 Medjool dates pitted
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips dairy-free
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon shredded coconut for topping
  • 1/8 teaspoon Maldon sea salt or other flaky sea salt

Instructions

  • Prepare your dates by carefully slicing the top of the date horizontally, being careful to not completely slice through the entire date. Remove the pit and discard. Repeat with remaining dates and set aside. 
  • In a small bowl, stir together peanut butter and 1/4 cup of the shredded coconut until combined. 
  • Stuff the dates with the peanut butter coconut mixture. 
  • Place the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second increments, stirring in between, until chocolate is melted. Be sure to not overheat as the chocolate will burn and seize up. It should take 60-90 seconds total. 
  • Dip the peanut butter stuffed dates into the chocolate mixture and let set on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. 
  • Sprinkle the chocolate covered dates with the remaining shredded coconut and a pinch of flaky sea salt. 
  • Let set in the refrigerator or freezer for at least 20-30 minutes until chocolate has hardened. 

Notes

Note: If you use a natural peanut butter or other nut butter that has a runny texture, chill the nut butter and coconut mixture in the refrigerator about 30 minutes before stuffing the dates to let the mixture firm up and make it easier to work with. 

Nutrition

Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 290mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 0.6mg