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Dark Chocolate Date Delights

  • Author: Jennifer McDaniel
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12-14 1x


  • 1, 12 oz. package fresh Medjool dates, pitted (~1214 dates)*
  • 34 T. your favorite nut butter*
  • 1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 c. dark chocolate chips
  • 1 T. coconut oil
  • Sea salt


  1. Gently pull dates apart and fill with 1-2 t. nut butter.
  2. To make chocolate, in a microwave-safe bowl, microwave cocoa powder, chocolate chips and coconut oil until it’s thick, liquid consistency.
  3. Pour 1/3 of chocolate sauce on a plate and roll 1/3 of your dates until fully coated. Place on a parchment paper covered sheet pan. Repeat until all dates are coated.
  4. Sprinkle sea salt.
  5. Freeze for for 20-25 minutes until chocolate is firm.
  6. Store in fridge. They won’t last long…


*I like Natural Delights dates because they are larger in size compared to other brands & easier to work with.

*I filled 1/3 of the dates with sunflower seed butter so the boys could take them to school; 1/3 almond butter; 1/3 peanut butter

  • Category: dessert
  • Method: freeze

Keywords: dark chocolate date delights