Chocolate Peanut Butter Date Bars

12 Bars
50 min

Welcome to your newest craving!

I’ve been wanting to experiment with dates for quite some time, and I’m happy that my first exploration into them led me here, because I LOVE the result!

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Dates Bars are perfect to satisfy your chocolate craving, but are also a great snack with chunks of peanuts and filling dates. And what I love about them is that there’s no added sugar! The natural sweetness of the dates comes through just enough to make a perfect combination of sweet, salty, crunchy, soft… they really are divine!

I originally made these to go with a charcuterie board I assembled, which they worked fabulously for. But I think I might whip these up (did I mention they’re easy to make?) just to have on hand. They’re perfect little nuggets of goodness.

So don’t miss out on this one, scroll down for the full recipe. And make sure to let me know what you think in the comments below! And don’t forget to follow along on Instagram and Pinterest on @theflouredcountertop.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Date Bars
Recipe details
  • 12  Bars
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 30 Minutes Total time: 50 min
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup Pitted Dates
  • 2 Tbsp Cocoa or Cacao Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 cup Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 cup Almond Flour (Oat Flour will work too)
  • 1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 cup chopped, lightly salted Peanuts
Instructions

In a small pot, bring water to a boil. Place your 1 cup of pitted dates in the pot and let them boil for 5 minutes to soften up.
Place the boiled dates in a food processor, along with the 2 Tbsp Cocoa or Cacao Powder, 1/2 tsp Salt, 1/4 cup Peanut Butter, and 1/4 cup Almond Flour. Mix until everything is combined and smooth. You might have to stop once or twice to wipe down the sides of the food processor.
Now remove your mixture from the food processor, and place it onto some wax paper. Shape it into whatever size you would like your bars to be. I put mine in a Tupperware lined with wax paper that’s about 3x6 inches, and ended up getting 12 bars that were roughly 1 inch each. You might want yours smaller or bigger, this part is up to you! Don’t cut yet- that will happen later. Place your shaped filling in the freezer and let it firm up for 30 or so minutes.
Right before you’re ready to take it out, melt 1 cup of Chocolate chips and chop up 1 cup of Peanuts. Remove your filling from the freezer and cut into what size and shape you would like your bars to be in. I would recommend spraying the knife with cooking spray before cutting into it for a cleaner cut.
Dip each bar into your melted chocolate, then roll it into the peanuts. The great thing about this is the chocolate doesn’t have to look perfect- it’s covered in peanuts directly afterwards. So don’t spend too much time on that. Let the bars firm up again in the fridge for 10-15 minutes, they enjoy! Store any leftovers in the fridge.
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