Vegan Stuffed Snicker Bites. Medjool dates stuffed with peanut butter and peanuts and coated in chocolate. These chocolate-covered stuffed Snicker dates are made with real food ingredients and taste even better than an actual Snickers Bar. The first time I tried dates, was at a neighbor’s home during the holidays. One of my dear friends, Mary S. brought them stuffed with peanut butter and shared it was a family tradition at Thanksgiving. I’ve been addicted ever since and use dates in many of my healthy treat recipes.
My number one tip for “cutting back on sugar” is actually switching to natural sugars like maple syrup, honey, and Medjool dates. This recipe is the perfect example of that. As I said, Halloween is right around the corner, and seeing those snack-size candies right when you walk into the grocery store is so tempting! Thankfully it’s easy to make something that tastes just as good (if not better) with real food ingredients.
These incredible chocolate-covered Snickers stuffed dates taste like Snickers and are made with real, whole-food ingredients. If you’re hosting a Halloween party or want to make a fun dessert with kiddos, give this a try! This recipe really doesn’t get any easier.
- 10 Medjool dates
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1/4 cup chopped/crushed peanuts
- 1/2 cup vegan dark chocolate chunks or chocolate chips (I love- Enjoy Life Brand)
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- Cut a slit in each date to remove the pit, then fill each with peanut butter (about 1/2 teaspoon) and a sprinkle of crushed peanuts. Set aside.
- Place the dark chocolate and the coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl and melt in the microwave in 15-second increments, stirring between each. It should take longer than 1-2 minutes in total. Vegan Stuffed Snicker Bites
Using a toothpick, dip each date into melted chocolate and use a spoon to coat the date until completely covered. Place the chocolate-covered date on a platter lined with parchment. Sprinkle the remaining crushed peanuts on top of each date. Place the dates in the fridge to allow the chocolate to set.
- Keep leftover chocolate-covered dates in a sealed container in the fridge for up to a week.
Side Note: Need a single-serving treat? Just use 1 date, 1/2 teaspoon of peanut butter, 1 teaspoon of crushed peanuts, and about 1 Tablespoon of melted chocolate.