These Chocolate Covered Stuffed Dates are a perfect indulgent snack in Ramadan. They're filled with your choice of fillings and coated in melted chocolate.
Ramadan is right around the corner, which means lots of prep before it arrives! For me, it's a lot of making up all the fasts I missed last year because I always leave it to the last minute. I wish I had better self control and actually made up my fasts in the middle of December when the days are short, but nope...always leave it to the month before, and sometimes the week before! I have a few days left to make up, but I'm getting there.
For Ramadan this year, I'm creating a Ramadan Series with some great recipes that you can make and share with your family and friends! There are a few recipes that I've already filmed and a few more on the way, so keep an eye out for those!
My favorite thing to break my fast on is a date! I love dates. I could probably eat 5 in one go, and still want more. My husband isn't the biggest date fan. If we don't have dates to break our fast with, he's perfectly content and doesn't even know they're missing. But, ya'll! He was OBSESSED with these Chocolate Covered Stuffed Dates. The guy who really doesn't care for dates LOVED these, so I know they're a win!
So let's talk about them!
Ingredients for Chocolate Covered Stuffed Dates
- Medjool Dates
That's it! There's nothing to it, it's so easy, and anyone can make them!
I made my Chocolate Covered Stuffed Dates with 5 different fillings because I wanted to give people options and different ideas on what they could use. I also wanted to try them out myself and let my family try them and give their opinions.
- Crunchy Peanut Butter
- Biscoff Spread
I used crunchy peanut butter instead of creamy because I wanted the dates to have nuts, but I don't normally buy peanuts and didn't want to have to buy a whole thing of peanuts just for this recipe. You could use creamy peanut butter also and add crushed peanuts if you have them on hand.
I wanted to try dates with Biscoff spread as an experiment and this one happened to be my husband's favorite! I think it's because it's a little on the sweeter side and he has a real sweet tooth. If you're a fan of sweet things, Biscoff, dates, and chocolate, this might be the one to try.
I tried out all the nuts I had on hand in my pantry. You can even use pecans, macadamia nuts, cashews, or hazelnuts. The options are endless!
I used semi-sweet chocolate chips that I melted in the microwave. You can try dark, milk, or semi-sweet. Just make sure to use enough to coat the dates completely. I would wager about 10 dates would need ¾ cup of chocolate chips. If you run out of melted chocolate, you can always melt more!
How to Make Chocolate Covered Stuffed Dates
- The first thing you want to do is remove the pits from the dates and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. The parchment paper is important because when you coat the dates in chocolate, the parchment paper will prevent the chocolate from sticking and ruining the dates.
- Next, fill each date with your desired filling. It's best to use a piping bag for soft fillings like peanut butter or Biscoff spread (See GIF). Amazon has affordable ones, or you could use a Ziploc bag.
- Chill the dates.
- Melt the chocolate and coat each date in chocolate.
- Sprinkle crushed nuts or drizzle filling on top.
- Chill to set the chocolate
These dates are easy, delicious, vegan, and can be gluten-free depending on what filling you use! They make a perfect treat or a gift, and I know they'll make a delicious addition to your Ramadan spread this year!
If you try out this recipe, leave a review to let me know how you like them.
Check out my Chocolate Covered Energy Balls for another great snack!
Chocolate Covered Stuffed Dates
- Medjool Dates
- Chocolate Chips
- Crunchy or Creamy Peanut Butter
- Biscoff Spread
- Remove the pits from the dates and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Fill each date with your choice of filling. If using peanut butter or Biscoff spread, it's easiest to fill the dates using a piping bag.
- Place the dates in the refrigerator or freezer for 10 minutes while you prep the chocolate.
- Melt chocolate chips of your choice (make sure you have enough to coat the amount of dates you're using).
- Remove the dates from the fridge/freezer and dip each one in chocolate, coating completely, then place back on baking sheet. Sprinkle with crushed nuts or drizzle with peanut butter/Biscoff spread.
- Place the baking sheet back in the freezer/Fridge until the chocolate sets.
- Enjoy immediately or store in refrigerator.