These chocolate covered peanut butter stuffed dates are such an easy and delicious snack to keep in your freezer! The mixture of dates, chocolate, and peanut butter gives this the taste of a Snickers – but healthier! This recipe only requires five ingredients (one of them being *spoiler alert* protein powder!) you most probably already have in your kitchen, and you’ll need about 20 minutes to make these.
Ingredients needed to make these chocolate covered peanut butter stuffed dates
- Dates. I love using whole medjool dates that have a pit. Just make an incision on one side so you can open it and remove the pit. This also creates the perfect opening to stuff your dates!
- Peanut Butter. Natural creamy peanut butter works best for this since it has a smooth texture for filling your dates. You can also use any other type of nut/seed butter you’d like!
- Protein Powder. I used Good Protein Peanut Butter Cup flavoured protein powder, and let me tell you it made the flavour of these so good! I also love how their protein powder is not chalky at all when mixing into a recipe like this. It makes the texture amazing and who doesn’t love getting a protein boost in a snack like this? You can also save 30% off your order by using my code RIRI30 at checkout!
- Chocolate Chips. You can use chocolate chips or a chocolate bar, the flavour of your choice (I personally prefer using semi-sweet!).
- Coconut Oil. This will be mixed with your chocolate while melting it in the microwave so it becomes smooth.
Tips on making the best chocolate covered stuffed dates with peanut butter
- Only cut one side of your date vertically to remove the pit. Cut your date vertically so you can remove the pit and create an opening to stuff it with the peanut butter protein powder mixture.
- Use a coffee spoon or teaspoon to scoop your peanut butter filling. I would recommend using a smaller spoon or scooping less filling on your spoon since we want the peanut butter mixture to only stay inside the date. Use a smaller spoon and ensure the entire inside of the date has the filling, then press the date closed so it’s sealed before dipping in melted chocolate.
- Use a fork to dip your dates in the melted chocolate. This will allow any excess melted chocolate to drip through the fork before placing it on the parchment lined tray to freeze.
How to store these peanut butter stuffed dates
Place these dates in the freezer in an airtight container for up to one month. Before enjoying, let the dates thaw for 5-10 minutes.
- Another easy, high protein snack I’ve been obsessed with lately are my Double Chocolate Vegan Protein Muffins. They’re so simple to make and have a hidden veggie inside!
- My No Bake Banana Bread Energy Balls are another perfect and easy snack to stash in the freezer! They’re naturally sweetened and made with simple and delicious ingredients.
- Nothing beats banana bread as a snack or dessert, in my opinion. Which is why my recipe for The Best Healthy Vegan Banana Bread needs to be on your baking list this week!
Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Stuffed Dates
- 12 whole medjool dates
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 tbsp Good Protein peanut butter cupprotein powder
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.
- Take your date and using a knife, cut a straight line vertically along one side of your date, remove the pit, and set on your lined baking tray. Repeat for remaining dates.
- In a small bowl, prepare peanut butter filling by combining the peanut butter and protein powder.
- Use a teaspoon to scoop filling, and fill the inside of your dates. Press the date back together so it closes, and repeat for remaining dates.
- In a small bowl, melt your chocolate and coconut oil in 25-30 increments in the microwave, stirring between each increment until smooth melted.
- Dip your date in the melted chocolate and use a fork to pick up the covered date, tapping off any excess chocolate. Place date back on parchment-lined baking tray and repeat for other dates. Place in the freezer to set for about 20-30 minutes.
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