Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Stuffed Dates - The Produce Moms

Some candies take lots of ingredients and several labor-intensive hours to complete. This is NOT one of those candy recipes! Chocolate-dipped peanut butter stuffed dates take just four ingredients and about fifteen minutes to make. If you’re looking for a special treat but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen, you’ve landed on the right recipe! 

Ingredients for Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Stuffed Dates
The 4 ingredients: dates, peanut butter, melting chocolate, peanuts

Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Stuffed Dates

Dates grow on date palms, a flowering palm tree found in arid climates like the Middle East, Northern Africa, India, and California. They are naturally sweet and have a deep caramel flavor that mimics candy. 

Dates are widely available. You’ve probably noticed Medjool dates in the produce department around the holidays. They make a great gift or stocking stuffer. They can also be used to naturally sweeten smoothies or make no-bake crusts. Next time you see them, grab extra! You’ll have plenty of uses for them, especially as the holiday season nears. 

Making Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Stuffed Dates

Chocolate-dipped peanut butter stuffed dates are a creative addition to holiday cookie and candy exchanges. They make a great homemade gift for neighbors and coworkers. Set them on the holiday dessert table and watch these bite-sized delights be the first thing to get gobbled up.  

This recipe is perfect for the holidays but you’ll find yourself craving it all year long! That’s because the mixture of dates, peanut butter, peanuts, and chocolate tastes just like a candy bar. Yet, you don’t have to be an experienced candymaker to whip them up. 

Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Stuffed Dates Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Stuffed Dates

If you are working around a nut allergy, there are easy substitutions you can make. Instead of peanut butter, try sun butter. Instead of dipping the dates in nuts, try chopped banana chips. Even if you don’t have an allergy, you may want to give this variation a try because it is delicious in its own right! 

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Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Stuffed Dates
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Course Desserts
Cuisine Dessert, Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly, Vegetarian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
candies
Ingredients
  • 10 Medjool dates pitted
  • 4 tbsp peanut butter or sun butter or nut butter of your choice
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips or preferred melting chocolate
  • 1/4 cup peanuts chopped or crushed
Course Desserts
Cuisine Dessert, Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly, Vegetarian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
candies
Ingredients
  • 10 Medjool dates pitted
  • 4 tbsp peanut butter or sun butter or nut butter of your choice
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips or preferred melting chocolate
  • 1/4 cup peanuts chopped or crushed
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Instructions
  1. Cut a long slit lengthwise in each date.
  2. Stuff each date with peanut butter (about a teaspoon each).
  3. Melt chocolate according to package instructions. Dip half of each stuffed date into the melted chocolate. Place dipped dates on a cooling rack and allow excess chocolate to drip off.
  4. While the chocolate is still melted, sprinkle crushed peanuts onto the chocolate-dipped side of each date. NOTE: You can also dip the dates in peanuts but this tends to be messier.
  5. Allow the candies to rest on the cooling rack until the chocolate has set. Store in an air-tight container until ready to serve.
Recipe Notes

If you'd like to cover the entire date with chocolate, use 1 cup of chocolate chips instead of 1/2 cup and dip the entire date. Use a toothpick to hold the date while dipping it into the chocolate.

 

We hope you enjoy these chocolate-dipped peanut butter stuffed dates as much as we do! Share your reviews with us in the comments below. Tag us in your recipe photos on Instagram @theproducemoms

Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Stuffed Dates

Author: Lori Taylor

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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