Dark Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Stuffed Dates with Sea Salt

Recipe from The Baker Mama.

Inspired by the 2016 Texas Peanut Producers Food Blog Tour. 

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Serves: 12

Meal Types: Dessert, Snack

Ingredients:

  • 12 fresh whole dates
  • ¼ cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 (10 ounce) bag dark chocolate chips (I use Ghirardelli)
  • sea salt

Directions:

  1. With a sharp knife, cut a small slit across the top of each date from end to end. Lightly squeeze the date and pry out the seed. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  2. Fill each date with a heaping teaspoon of peanut butter and return to the baking sheet. Place peanut butter stuffed dates in the freezer for 15 minutes.
  3. Melt the chocolate chips in a shallow microwave-safe bowl for 1 minute. Stir and then return to the microwave for about 30 more seconds before stirring until completely smooth.
  4. Remove dates from the refrigerator. Dip one at a time into the melted chocolate, coating the date and the peanut butter completely. Return to the baking sheet and wait about a minute before sprinkling the top of each date with a pinch of sea salt.
  5. Let chocolate covered dates set completely at room temperature (or quicker in the refrigerator) before enjoying.

 

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