Pistachio Peanut Butter Chocolate Covered Dates

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These pistachio covered Chocolate Coated Dates have all the right crunch in every bite with a creamy peanut butter center. A deliciously flavorful snack that feels like a treat.
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Cracked open peanut butter stuffed oozing from a chocolate coated date.

Chocolate-covered dates are a delicious sweet treat to grab for. Peanut butter stuffed and coated with a crunchy chocolate coating, crushed pistachios and flakey sea salt, these are a burst of flavors and textures in every single bite.

Dates are a great natural source of energy making these not only a delicious treat but one with a purpose. If you’re craving a chocolate bar with crunch, these are a great alternative.

Try these sprinkle topped peanut butter dates and have a date party.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Simple ingredients and easy to make. 
  • Under 100 calorie snacks to curb any sweet tooth. 
  • Customizable with your favorite chocolate and toppings. 

Ingredients and Substitutions:

These are the main ingredients and substitutions. See recipe card below for full ingredients list and instructions for these pistachio chocolate coated dates.

Peanut butter, coconut oil, chocolate chips, crushed pistachios, pitted dates and flakey sea salt for stuffed dates.

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Dates: use sweet medjool dates or deglet noor dates with the pits removed prior to stuffing. You can find pitted at most grocery stores.

Peanut Butter: for this recipe I am using Jif Creamy Peanut Butter but crunchy peanut butter and natural peanut butter is a great option. You can use your favorite nut butter like almond butter, cashew butter or switch it up with other spreads like nutella and biscoff cookie spread. Or make peanut butter with PB2 for less fat.

Chocolate: this recipe uses dark chocolate but milk or white would be great as well.

Pistachio: these dates a coated in crushed pistachios for a fun and crunchy flavor. You could even add them into the peanut butter stuffing.  

Variations

  • Use any crushed nuts for the top.
  • Swap peanut butter for biscoff cookie spread, trust me!!
  • Stuff with marshmallow cream vs. peanut butter and top with graham crackers.
  • Top with peanuts for a snickers bar flavor.

Dietary Modifications

  • This recipe is gluten-free as written.
  • For dairy-free just be sure to use dairy-free chocolate chips and be sure your peanut butter is dairy-free as well.

How to make these chocolate covered dates (a step-by-step visual guide):

Step 1: prep the dates

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Make a slit in each date, across the top. Carefully pry open the slit to make it easier to fill (image 1).

Dates with pit removed and sliced for filling with a small bowl of peanut butter.

Step 2: fill with peanut butter

Filling the date inside with peanut butter on a wooden cutting board with a spoon.

Spoon peanut butter into each date. Fill each but do not overflow, about 1 teaspoon of peanut butter (4g). (image 2).

Prepped peanut butter filled dates on a baking sheet to freeze.

Place the filled dates in a freezer for 10 minutes to harden up (image 3).

Step 3: coat in chocolate

Once the dates are set, prepare your chocolate. In a small microwave-safe bowl bowl add dark chocolate chips and coconut oil. Cook for 1 minute. Remove from the microwave and stir well. The chocolate will continue to melt as you stir. If needed, pop it back into the microwave for an additional 20 seconds. Mixture should be smooth. Once dates are set, prepare your dipping station. This part will go quickly so be sure to have your chocolate, sea salt and crushed pistachios ready.

Step 4: top with sea salt & pistachios

Fork with a chocolate covered date on it placing back on a baking sheet full of dates.

Place stuffed dates in the melted chocolate one at a time. Roll it around with a fork to fully coat. Drip excess chocolate off before placing back on the baking sheet (image 4).

Baking sheet full of chocolate covered dates with salt and pistachios crumbled on top.

Quickly sprinkle top with sea salt and crushed pistachios. With the stuffed dates being cold these will set very quickly. You will want to dip and sprinkle each date one at a time. Repeat this step until each date is dipped and sprinkled (image 5).

Expert Tip!

Dip, sprinkle and repeat. Don’t let the chocolate harden before you sprinkle.

Chocolate covered dates with salt and pistachios on top.

Recipe FAQs

How do you store chocolate covered dates?

Chocolate covered dates are best stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer. To enjoy from the freezer, place on a plate for a couple minutes to defrost at room temperature. These will last for a long time in the freezer, I recommend about 3 months max. 

Are chocolate dates healthy?

These are an excellent treat to enjoy with a ton of great nutrients you can feel good about. Your treat is as only good as your ingredients, so if you want to be mindful of keeping this healthy and nutritious be mindful of the nut butters and toppings you use. I would recommend choosing a nut butter with zero added oils and sugars. 

Cracked open peanut butter stuffed oozing from a chocolate coated date.

Pistachio Chocolate Coated Dates

Danielle Lima
These pistachio covered Chocolate Coated Dates have all the right crunch in every bite with a creamy peanut butter center. A deliciously flavorful snack that feels like a treat.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 20 dates
Calories 83 kcal

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Ingredients
  

  • 20 pitted dates 12 oz. package
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter 80g
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup pistachios crushed
  • flakey sea salt

Instructions
 

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Make a slit in each date, across the top. Carefully pry open the slit to make it easier to fill.
  • Spoon peanut butter into each date. Fill each with about 1 teaspoon of peanut butter (4g) but do not overflow. Place the filled dates in a freezer for 10 minutes to harden up.
  • Once the dates are set, prepare your chocolate. In a small microwave-safe bowl bowl add dark chocolate chips and coconut oil. Cook for 1 minute. Remove from the microwave and stir well. The chocolate will continue to melt as you stir. If needed, pop it back into the microwave for an additional 20 seconds. Mixture should be smooth. Once dates are set, prepare your dipping station. This part will go quickly so be sure to have your chocolate, sea salt and crushed pistachios ready.
  • Place stuffed dates in the chocolate one at a time. Roll it around with a fork to fully coat. Drip excess chocolate off before placing back on the baking sheet. Quickly sprinkle top with sea salt and crushed pistachios. With the stuffed dates being cold these will set very quickly. You will want to dip and sprinkle each date one at a time. Repeat this step until each date is dipped and sprinkled.

Notes

  • Nutrition facts are an estimate and will change with any substitutions. 
  • Use creamy or chunky peanut butter or your favorite nut butter. 
  • Top with any variations of nuts. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1dateCalories: 83kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 2gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 15mgPotassium: 85mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8g
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