Date Snickers – Serene Path

Date Snickers are soft and crunchy pieces that will satisfy any sweet tooth! Naturally sweet dates are filled with maple and peanut butter, covered in rich vegan chocolate and sprinkled with salted peanuts. Such a decadent treat with just a few ingredients!

These chocolate date snickers are wonderful treats for yourself, your family or friends! Everyone will love this alternative to a Snickers bar.

Dates became my best friend at the end of my pregnancy with Rowan. They are perfectly sweet and healthy. This recipe is a twist on the original from Eating Bird Food where I use date halves and add maple syrup for a deep, rustic element.

I like to make a batch to keep in the freezer for those times when I’m craving something sweet and chocolatey.

All you need is a handful of ingredients and a few minutes!

Giggles on a cutting board.Giggles on a cutting board.

Simply halve your pitted dates, drizzle them with a peanut butter and maple syrup mixture, dip them in melted chocolate, and sprinkle peanuts on top. Such a simple process!

The only problem is trying very hard not to eat them all once they cool!

These vegan date snickers are great finger candy for holidays like Halloween, Christmas, or Valentine’s Day!

Reasons to love this recipe

  • Easy to do
  • Nothing to cook
  • Use healthy dates
  • Vegan and gluten-free
  • Just a few ingredients
  • Satisfies every sweet tooth!

Ingredients and Substitutions

Labeled ingredients for peanut butter dates.Labeled ingredients for peanut butter dates.
  • Medjool dates – These are naturally sweet, easy to work with and very nutritious. I like to buy the pitted ones for convenience.
  • Peanut Butter – Creamy peanut butter works best to make it easier to spread onto the dates. Feel free to change it with any other nut butter like almond or hazelnut.
  • Maple syrup – Mixes so well with peanut butter to give it a deep sweet flavor.
  • Chocolate – Any vegan dark or semi-sweet chocolate will work great! I used chocolate pieces, chocolate chips or broken chocolate bars here.
  • Coconut oil – Just a little of this helps smooth and thin the melted chocolate.
  • Peanuts – Chop some peanuts or nuts to sprinkle on the chocolate-covered dates.
  • Salt – This is optional but I found a touch of regular or flaky salt to really put those peanut butter dates on top!
Dates snicker on a cookie sheet.Dates snicker on a cookie sheet.

How to Prepare Snickers Stuffed Dates

Here are some quick visual steps. The full recipe with exact measurements can be found in the recipe card below.

Find a board which will fit in your freezer later and line it with parchment paper.

Chop the peanuts if they are whole.

Slice the dates in half (lengthwise) to create 10 boats. Remove the seeds if they are not already pitted. I find that half-size dates are easier to bite into and are the perfect size for snacking.

Mix peanut butter and maple syrup in a small bowl. Add a little water if it’s too thick to stir.

Spoon or pipette 1-2 teaspoons of the peanut butter mixture into the shallow notch of each date. I add the mixture to a sandwich bag, squeeze out the air, seal it, then cut a small piece off the corner. Applying the mixture to the dates this way is so easy and mess-free!

Steps for preparing chocolate dates.Steps for preparing chocolate dates.

Add the chocolate pieces and coconut oil in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave them every 30 seconds, stirring in between until the chocolate is melted.

Once the chocolate is smooth and without lumps, dip the peanut butter dates into the chocolate using a fork. Keep the peanut butter side up while you drizzle chocolate on top.

Carefully place each date on the parchment paper. Sprinkle the chopped nuts and sea salt over the melted chocolate.

Let the dates cool in the freezer for 10 minutes. Enjoy these vegan candies as soon as the chocolate has set.

Coat the dates in peanut butter.Coat the dates in peanut butter.

Put them away in an airtight bag or container in the refrigerator for 7 days or in the freezer for 3 months.

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Vegan Snickers Dates Pinterest Pin.Vegan Snickers Dates Pinterest Pin.
Close-up image of chocolate covered dates.Close-up image of chocolate covered dates.

Snickers Dates

Date Snickers are soft and crunchy pieces that will satisfy any sweet tooth! Naturally sweet dates are filled with maple and peanut butter, covered in rich vegan chocolate and sprinkled with salted peanuts. Such a decadent treat with just a few ingredients!

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Course: Dessert

Kitchen: American

Preparation time: ten minutes

Cooling time: ten minutes

Total time: 20 minutes

Servings: ten

Calories: 114kilocalories

Instructions

  • Line a small tray with parchment paper. Chop the peanuts and remove the seeds from the dates (if necessary).

  • Cut the dates in half (lengthwise) to create 10 boats.

  • Mix peanut butter and maple syrup in a small bowl. Add a little water if it’s too thick to mix well.

  • Spoon or spoon 1 to 2 teaspoons of the peanut butter mixture into the hollow of each date. *Tip: Add the mixture to a sandwich bag, squeeze out the air, seal it, then cut a small piece from the corner. Applying the mixture to the dates this way makes things easier and mess-free!

  • Add the chocolate chunks and coconut oil to a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave them every 30 seconds, stirring in between until the chocolate is melted.

  • Once the chocolate is smooth and free of lumps, dip the peanut butter dates into the chocolate using a fork. Keep the peanut butter side up while you drizzle chocolate on top.

  • Carefully place each date on the parchment paper. Sprinkle the chopped nuts and sea salt over the melted chocolate. Let them cool in the freezer for 10 minutes. Enjoy them as soon as the chocolate has set.

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Remarks

Store them in an airtight bag or container in the refrigerator for 7 days or in the freezer for 3 months.
You can use other nut and nut butters like almond or hazelnut.

Nutrition

Portion: 1 snickering date | Calories: 114kilocalories | Carbohydrates: 13.4g | Protein: 2.8g | Fat: 6.8g | Saturated fat: 2.7g | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5.8g | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is estimated and may vary depending on brands and measurements used.

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