So there is definitely no denying that I have a peanut butter and chocolate obsession! Last week at work my friend brought us these little goodies and they were so amazing and delicious that I just had to share it with you. I added some peanuts to the centre because I always love a bit of crunch and coconut oil to the chocolate so they have a nice shine. This is definitely more of a method than it is a recipe. Don’t feel limited by the number that you create (believe me they won’t be lasting too long). These are perfect as a 3pm pick me up and the perfect little treat to share with your friends. Make some for your family on the weekend, they will thank you later!
RECIPE (Makes 15)
15 dates, pitted
1 cup peanut butter, smooth
¼ cup peanuts
100g 90% dark chocolate
200g 45% dark chocolate
¼ cup coconut oil
Open up each date so that they are butterflied.
Using a teaspoon, coat the inside of the date with peanut butter.
Place two or three peanuts on top of the peanut butter.
Close the date and place on a tray lined with baking paper.
Repeat for all dates.
Place the tray in the freezer for two hours or until firm.
In a large deep bowl, melt together the two types of chocolate.
Add the coconut oil to the chocolate and mix until well combined.
Remove the dates from the freezer.
Dip each date into the chocolate and ensure they are completely coated.
Place each chocolate coated date back on the tray.
Place the tray into the freezer for a couple of hours or until the chocolate is set.
Store in an airtight container.
Tip: I love these frozen so I keep them in the freezer. You can also leave them in the fridge if you want the peanut butter to ooze out of the centre, it’s up to you!!
Tip: Use the leftover chocolate to make a brittle. Simply mix in some walnuts, raisins and coconut and lay it out in a single layer on a baking tray. Let it set in the freezer and break it up into large chunks.