Yes, it’s recipe time again! I have a sweet tooth and would probably kill for a good piece of chocolate cake at any give time…seriously! 

So, after being told that I am prediabetic, I thought I better start getting on the healthy dessert train, finding treats that will take care of the sweet tooth but not put me over the top in processed sugars (like that above mentioned chocolate cake…lol)  

I have seen this recipe a few times while scrolling and then my daughter in law made them and I was pleasantly surprised. I don’t think I EVER thought I would have said that I enjoy eating dates…lol

I have seen them made a couple of ways, but I thought I would share this option with you because I do love my peanut butter as well, so this was a double win for me.  

Here is the recipe for you to try out these sweet treats, I will admit I did modify a bit because I am not a fan of dark chocolate, so I used Lily’s chocolate which does come in a few different flavors…

Ingredients…  

16 oz Medjool Dates (pitted) approximately 20-23 dates depending on there size.

6 oz High quality dark chocolate

2 Tbs Coconut oil solid 

Your favorite natural nut butter (stirred) 

Sea Salt for sprinkling 

Instructions…  

1. Line a Large baking sheet with wax paper and set aside.  

2. With a sharp knife carefully slice the date lengthwise and remove the pit.  

3. Fill each half of the date with your favorite nut butter, trying not to over fill it. Close the date and sit it on the prepared baking sheet.  

4. Place your chocolate and coconut in a microwavable bowl. Microwave for about 30 seconds, then stir it. Keep doing this at 30 second intervals until it is melted ensuring not to burn it.  

5. Once the chocolate has melted, carefully take the stuffed dates and place them in the melted chocolate with the cut side up. Using 2 forks, make sure the date is fully covered, letting the excess drip off.  

6. Then with your forks carefully place your chocolate covered dates onto your prepared baking sheet. Do this with remaining dates and sprinkle with sea salt on some or all of the dates.  

7. Place baking sheet in the refrigerator for at least 45 minutes or overnight if you can wait that long…lol 

Once they have set you can keep them in the fridge, or you can freeze them as well. Just make sure to keep them in an air tight container.

Now I know dates are high in sugar, but I’m okay with a natural sugar instead of refined sugar. This particular brand (Medjool) is commonly associated with the Mediterranean diet. Did you know eating dates regularly can improve your health in many ways?  

-Regulate Blood Pressure because of the potassium.  

-Preserve your vision because of the beta-carotene which converts to Vitamin A. 

-Decrease Cholesterol because they have a high insoluble and soluble fiber content, and this fiber helps to clean out plaque from the artery walls.  

-Energy Booster because of the natural sugars that are easy for the body to process and turn into energy. 

-Boost your metabolism because of the vitamin B that comes in different forms within this one little date to help regulate your metabolism. 

- Strengthen your bones and teeth as there are a lot of minerals in this particular brand of date, which include calcium and phosphorus.  

I hope you love this recipe and keep it as a healthy sweet treat while gaining the benefits that dates offer. If you try the recipe, I would love to hear from you and what you thought! Enjoy!

Elevate your treats with Chocolate Covered Indulgence


Aileen Blair
Aileen Blair

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