Peanut Butter Coconut Dates make a great dessert or snack. They are so simple to make with peanut butter, coconut, honey, and flake salt.

holding a plate of coconut stuffed dates

Friends, we have been loving these little bites of dessert, Peanut Butter Coconut Dates, which are also great as a light snack!

Peanut Butter Coconut Dates

When our friends gave us some fresh dates when we were vacationing in Palm Dessert, this soon became our favorite bite. If you love dates, you may also love my Elaine’s Blind Medjool Date Cake Recipe and Healthy Banana Bread with Medjool Dates recipes!

Stuffed dates with peanut butter

This is a wonderful last minute dessert recipe! All the ingredients are likely ones you already have in your pantry! Its salty, sweet, and satisfying.

plate of peanut butter dates

Ingredients for Peanut Butter Coconut Dates:

Easy ingredients!

  • Medjool dates
  • Peanut butter (chunky, salted)
  • Medium shredded unsweetened coconut
  • Honey
  • Flake salt

round plate of peanut butter dates

Are stuffed dates good for you?

Well, yes! Dates are a healthy source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. And yes, they are high in sugar, so we do eat these in moderation.

How to make stuffed dates:

  1. Remove pits from dates, fill with 1-2 tsp peanut butter, then roll the exposed peanut butter in the coconut shreds.
  2. Plate the dates, then drizzle lightly with honey. Sprinkle with flake salt and serve at room temperature or lightly warmed in the microwave.

stuffed dates with peanut butter

Can you freeze dates?

Stuffed dates freeze well, too. You can make a batch and freeze on a baking tray until frozen. Then pop the frozen dates into a Ziploc bag and take out as you need a little bite of LOVE :)

These dates are best eaten at room temperature.

These stuffed dates are a great last-minute dessert for company. I love that they are easy to prepare. They can be made in advance, frozen ahead like I mentioned, and can be enjoyed on your favorite epic board. Check out this amazing EPIC Lamb Kofta Charcuterie Board.

peanut butter dates with coconut

How do you make stuffed dates?

Remove the pit from each fresh date by pushing them out with your fingers. Next, make a slit with a knife and then stuff with your favorite ingredient.

Oh, and have you tried peanut butter and Nutella combined? DELISH!

TIP: Be careful when making the slit that you don’t cut the date in half; you just want to make a crevice in which to add the peanut butter.

Other ingredients change up this recipe:

  • Peanut butter
  • Nut butter
  • Tahini
  • Nutella
  • Coconut

stuffed dates with peanut butter

Enjoy these ways to incorporate dates into your recipes! The sugars become super-concentrated, making them a good choice for a natural sweetener in your dishes.

  • Cookies, like these Fudge Date Balls
  • Cakes
  • Cheese boards
  • Salads
  • Rice and grains
  • Baked goods
  • Smoothies

What other ideas do you have for using up a load of dates?

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Peanut Butter Coconut Dates

This is a wonderful last-minute dessert recipe! All the ingredients are likely ones you already have in your pantry! Its salty, sweet, and satisfying. Makes 10 dates.

Ingredients

  • 10 dates
  • 4 Tbsp chunky, salted peanut butter
  • c medium shredded unsweetened coconut
  • Honey to drizzle
  • Flake salt to garnish

Instructions

  • Remove pits from dates, fill with 1-2 tsp peanut butter, then roll the exposed peanut butter in the coconut shreds.
  • Plate the dates, then drizzle lightly with honey. Sprinkle with flake salt and serve at room temperature, or lightly warmed in the microwave.
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coconut stuffed dates

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