Chocolate Covered Dates are stuffed with almond butter and sprinkled with almonds and sea salt. They taste like chocolate caramel candies.
Why you'll love Chocolate Covered Dates:
Chocolate covered dates are the perfect healthy and no bake treat!
They taste like candy! Dates are known as nature's candy for good reason. They have a natural caramel flavor. Add almonds and chocolate into the mix and you have your new favorite candy.
They're customizable! I added 3 other variations of this recipe below. You can pick your favorite flavor combination.
Chocolate dates make a great homemade gift! Wrap them up beautifully and share them with a loved one.
All you need is 5 ingredients for this recipe!
pitted Medjool dates - You can use Deglet Noor dates if you really need too, but they are much less juicy and flavorful.
almond butter - You can use any nut butter of choice or sunflower seed butter.
dark chocolate chips - You can use whatever kind of chocolate you like - Milk, semi-sweet, dark or vegan chocolate. I love using Lily's Chocolate Chips because they contain no added sugar!
coconut oil - This helps make the melted chocolate nice and silky.
crushed almonds - You can use nuts of choice or sunflower seeds.
flaky sea salt - optional, but recommended!
A complete list of ingredients, amounts and instructions is located on the recipe card below.
How to make chocolate covered dates:
Remove the pit from your dates if they are not already pitted.
Place them on a cutting board or plate with parchment paper.
Fill each date with almond butter.
Place the dates into the freezer.
As the dates are in the freezer, melt the dark chocolate with the coconut oil.
Dip the dates one by one in the melted chocolate.
Sprinkle each with almonds and flaky sea salt (optional).
Place the dates into the fridge until the chocolate has hardened and enjoy!
Use Medjool dates for this recipe. They are so much more delicious than Deglet Noor dates.
Add more coconut oil to your chocolate if it seems too thick.
Use vegan chocolate chips to make these chocolate dates vegan.
Use a fork or toothpick to help you coat the dates in the chocolate.
Allow the chocolate dates to set completely in the fridge before enjoying.
Chocolate dates last for about 1 week stored in an airtight container in the fridge. They will keep for up to 3 months when stored in the freezer.
There are about 165 calories in these chocolate covered dates.
"PB Heaven" - Use peanut butter with crushed peanuts.
"The Cashew Queen" - Use cashew butter with crushed cashews.
"No Nuts" - Sunflower seed butter with crushed sunflower seeds.
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Chocolate Covered Dates
- Remove the pit from your dates if they are not already pitted. Place them on a cutting board or plate with parchment paper.
- Fill each date with ½ - ¾ teaspoons of almond butter. Place the dates into the freezer for 10 minutes.
- As the dates are in the freezer, melt the dark chocolate with the coconut oil. Place chocolate chips and coconut oil in an oven safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second increments to ensure the chocolate does not burn. (Example: Microwave for 30 seconds, stir the chocolate and then place back into the microwave.) Repeat this until the chocolate is completely melted.
- Dip the dates one by one in the melted chocolate.
- Sprinkle each with almonds and flaky sea salt (optional). Place the dates into the fridge for about 30 minutes, or until the chocolate has hardened. Enjoy!
This nutrition information is an estimate and should not be taken as fact. The owner of this website is not liable for this estimation.