Dark Chocolate Covered Stuffed Dates are an easy no-bake dessert you can serve around the holidays or gift to friends. Stuffed with peanut butter and coated in a chocolate shell, these vegan and gluten free treats are easy to love.
4ozdark chocolatechopped or cut into small pieces and melted
Prep Optional Toppings
Shredded coconut, raw cacao nibs, finely chopped nuts, freeze-dried raspberry or strawberry powder.
Make the dates
Make a slit in each date, then remove the pits. Using your fingers, separate the dates to create a cavity, but don’t pull them completely apart.
Line a baking sheet or a plate with wax or parchment paper.
Spoon 1-2 teaspoons of peanut butter into each date cavity, depending on the size of each date. Chill in the freezer for 5 minutes to set.
In the meantime, add the chopped dark chocolate and coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl. Either melt in a double boiler or in the microwave stirring with a rubber spatula every 30 seconds until chocolate is melted and smooth.
Dip each stuffed date into the chocolate, turning to fully coat. Then, use a fork to lift each date out of the chocolate and transfer to your baking sheet or plate. Top each with a pinch of flaky sea salt.
Sprinkle any optional toppings on top of the chocolate before the chocolate melts. Freeze the dates until the chocolate sets, about 10-15 minutes.
Keep stored in an airtight container in the fridge.