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4-Ingredient Dark Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Stuffed Dates.

Think of these as the ultra healthy version of a Buckeye (chocolate peanut butter balls). Meaning that these are beyond perfect for all your upcoming football playoff parties! YESSSSS.
Prep Time25 mins
Freeze/Refrigerate45 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dark chocolate, dates, party, peanut butter, simple
Servings: 16 Servings
Calories: 239kcal
Author: halfbakedharvest


  • 16 plump medjool dates
  • 16 tablespoons creamy peanut butter OR other nut/seed butter
  • 8 ounces dark chocolate or vegan chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • chia seeds hemp seeds, cacao nibs, toasted or raw coconut flakes, flaky sea salt, for topping (optional)


  • Line a baking sheet with wax or parchment paper.
  • Slice the dates in half lengthwise, being careful not to slice the date all the way in half. Remove the pits of the date. Stuff each date with 1 tablespoon of peanut butter and place on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dates. Place the dates in the freezer and freeze for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, melt together the dark chocolate and coconut oil in a double broiler or in the microwave stirring every 30 seconds until melted and smooth.
  • Once the dates are well chilled, dip in the chocolate using a fork. Allow any excess chocolate to drip off the dates and then place the date back on the baking sheet and sprinkle with your desired topping. Repeat with the remaining dates. Chill the dates in the fridge for 30 minutes or until the chocolate is set.
  • Keep stored in an airtight container in the fridge. Enjoy...preferably with cold milk! :)


Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 270mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1.5mg