These are the most indulgent treat and always hit the spot when I need a sweet sugar fix. I often refer to them as snickers dates as they remind me of a kind of salted caramel Snickers bar.
Creating sweet treats with dates is a great alternative to more sugary options like an actual Snickers bar for example. They are just as sweet, rich in fibre, vitamins and minerals and help promote digestive health. But do keep in mind, although these are a more nutritious alternative to some sweet options out there, they are still to be considered a treat and enjoyed in moderation.
I don’t follow any particular measurements when making these sweet treats, but if you would like to create your own the measurements below are a good guideline.
12 Medjool Dates (or regular dates)
4 Tbsp of good quality natural peanut butter (or nut butter of your choice)
200g Dark chocolate
A sprinkle of Pink Himalayan Salt
Pot of hot water and glass bowl for melting
Baking tray covered in parchment paper
Firstly, remove any stone from your dates by gently slicing down the centre of the date.
Fill the dates with as much or as little peanut butter as you like. Be sure not to overfill as the nut butter will spill out of the date if you do.
Once filled put the dates in the fridge and begin melting the dark chocolate.
Once the chocolate is melted and cooled slightly, remove the dates from the fridge. Using two forks coat the dates in the dark chocolate and place on a baking tray or a dish with some parchment paper. Sprinkle some salt on top, or decorate with a topping of your choice.
Once ready, return the dates to the fridge so that the dark chocolate coating hardens.
You can keep these in the fridge for 4-5 days.