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Date Snickers Bars

Looking for a new chocolate-covered healthy-ish treat to have in case of emergencies? Make these for your next holiday gathering or birthday party!

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I love Snickers. This is my third Snickers type recipe on 12 Tomatoes and it’s only the beginning of my Snickpocolpyse!!!

I saw these Snickers being made on TikTok with pitted dates, a spread of peanut butter, chopped peanuts, and then dunked in melted chocolate and I said “I bet I can make these better.” Presenting a peanut butter nougat stuffed date, dunked in melted peanut butter milk chocolate and topped with flaky salt! Ladies and gentlemen, the better version. Are you ready for this magic?

It’s a beautiful thing how the date and also acts as a vessel to carry the peanut buttery flavor and as the chewy caramel. I don’t miss it one bit! If you’re looking to serve these at a party, I would cut the stuffed dates in half before dipping in chocolate to mimic the Snickers mini version. I challenge you to have your kids try and tell the difference between this and a Snickers. I bet they won’t even know the difference.

I know from experience that melted chocolate is not always easy to work with and that’s why I love to melt my chocolate with a stabilizer like coconut oil or like my mom, use gulf wax. These additives help the chocolate set at room temperature that isn’t going to get all messy when you have it between your fingers. It’s a Snickers, so of course I’m gonna melt peanut butter with my chocolate! You can use most oils to help create a glossy and flavorful effect without patiently tempering your chocolate.

I want to make a pillow out of homemade nougat. It’s so damn delicious! Normally, nougat is made from a lengthy process of whipping egg whites and cooked corn syrup, then letting it set. What do we call that confection? Marshmallow! We’re going to save some time using marshmallow fluff to give us that chew. Combine this with melted peanut butter and powdered sugar to help the nougat set into a mouth-watering chew. I sprinkle this with peanuts and cut this up into sixteen even pieces to stuff into my dates for that signature Snickers chew.

Stuff this nougat into your pitted dates and dunk into peanut butter chocolate heaven. Look I know dates are scary to some who haven’t worked with them, but they are a great source sweet fiber and antioxidants. What?! A healthy-ISH Snickers?

These are in my opinion better than and better for you Snickers. You will not miss the caramel and you will have your family drooling for more. This recipe makes a good chunk of these, so the freezer is your best friend. You can make them and store them in your fridge for over a month or in an air-tight container in the freezer for up to 3 months. Who doesn’t love a frozen Snickers anyway.

Did anybody count how many times I mentioned Snickers in this copy? Please try these at home and let me know what you think! I’ve already brought these to a birthday party and served these to my staff here in Seattle. We are OBSESSED!

Yield(s): Makes 16 fun-size bars

5m prep time

10m cook time

25m inactive

Allergens: Nuts, Milk

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  • 16 Medjool dates, whole
  • 1/2 cup salted roasted peanuts, chopped
  • 8 oz. milk chocolate
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • Flaky salt
Nougat filling:
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1 (3.5 oz.) jar marshmallow fluff
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  1. Prepare a parchment-lined sheet tray sprayed with cooking spray and set up a double boiler with a ¼ pot of water over low heat. Bring to a boil and place a glass or stainless steel bowl over the hot water.
  2. Prepare nougat in a small saucepan over low heat, first melting peanut butter and marshmallow fluff, then mixing in the powdered sugar with a wooden spoon until the mixture in smooth and pale in color. Remove from heat.
  3. Pour peanut butter filling onto the tray using a spatula. Gently shape the mixture into an even flat square of filling, sprinkle with chopped peanuts, and firmly press them into the nougat. Let the nougat cool for 10 minutes.
  4. Prepare each date by cutting a slit in the middle of the date, opening and removing the pit of each date.
  5. Add milk chocolate and peanut butter to the double boiler bowl, and gently fold together until the chocolate becomes silky smooth. Turn off the heat and leave the bowl above boiling water.
  6. Cut the nougat into 16 even pieces, and squish each square into the center of each pitted date.
  7. Dip each nougat-filled date into the melted chocolate using a toothpick, then place it onto a parchment-lined sheet tray and sprinkle with flakey salt. Repeat with remaining.
  8. Place in refrigerator until set and enjoy!