Healthier peanut-butter stuffed dates that are oh-so-caramel-y and taste like a Snickers bar!
10 medjool dates
1/3 cup peanut butter (or any nut or seed butter)
1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips (preferably dark chocolate)
1 teaspoon coconut oil
3 tablespoons chopped peanuts (or any nuts or seeds)
Line a baking sheet or plate with parchment paper. Gently open up each date to remove the pit, but don’t rip it in half; you want it to still hold together somewhat. Stuff about 1/2 tablespoon of peanut butter into each date and lay them flat on the lined baking sheet.
Combine the vegan chocolate chips and coconut oil in a small microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave in 30-second increments, stirring in between to prevent burning, until fully melted.
Drop a stuffed date into the melted chocolate and use a fork to roll it around, making sure its well coated in chocolate. Place the chocolate-covered date back on the parchment paper and sprinkle with some chopped peanuts. Repeat with all the remaining dates.
Place the baking sheet or plate in the freezer until the chocolate has set, about 15-30 minutes (if you can wait that long!!). Serve straight from the freezer or allow to thaw for a few minutes.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer to prevent melting, for up to 2 weeks.
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