Chocolate-covered dates are a light way to satisfy your sweet tooth after a meal rather than a big dessert. Use creamy or chunky peanut butter and your favorite kind of chocolate for dipping. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Total Time

Prep/Cook Time: 15 min.


1 dozen


12 pitted Medjool dates3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter4 ounces dark chocolate baking bar (60% cacao), choppedSea salt, optional


Cut a lengthwise slit down the center of each date. Fill with peanut butter using a small spoon. In a microwave, melt chocolate. Using a toothpick, dip each date in chocolate, allowing excess to drip off. Place on a waxed-paper-lined baking sheet (remove toothpick); if desired, sprinkle with salt. Refrigerate 5-10 minutes until set. Store, covered, in an airtight container for 2-3 days.

Nutrition Facts

1 date: 91 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 17mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.