Here’s a fun-to-make snack that you can whip up in a short space of time and store in your fridge for whenever you fancy a nibble of something sweet. My Snickers bites recipe mimics a chocolate bar but with just three ingredients and a more wholesome approach with less refined sugar. They’re ever so quick to make too!
Snickers Bites Recipe
Try these Snickers bites: they are delicious chewy dates stuffed with your favourite peanut butter and then coated in a rich milk chocolate. These are absolutely delicious and are perfect to really satisfy a chocolate bar craving both in flavour and texture. Dates are one of my favourite foods and this is a fun way to use them as a sweet and more wholesome treat.
- 12 dates, pitted
- Peanut butter, your choice of smooth or crunchy
- 100g milk chocolate
It couldn’t be easier with just three ingredients needed to make these Snickers bites!
Use a small knife to cut open the the dates and carefully remove the stone. You don’t need to cut through the date; keep it in tact and just make an opening to get the stone out.
Using a butter or dinner knife, take some peanut butter and spread generously inside each of the dates and then close them up. Once all the dates have been stuffed with peanut butter pop these in the fridge for 30-40 minutes to firm up.
Now it’s time to coat the stuffed dates with delicious melted milk chocolate! Break up the chocolate into squares in a bowl and either microwave to melt, or melt over a pan of boiling water. Stir until you have a smooth melted chocolate.
Drop a date into the melted chocolate and use a fork or two to manoeuvre the date around in the bowl of chocolate the evenly and generously coat it all over. Once suitably slathered, remove onto a non stick surface such as greaseproof paper or a silicon mat.
Pop into the fridge to cool and then enjoy!
- Small knife
- Butter or dinner knife
- 2 forks
- Greaseproof paper or silicon mat
- 12 Dates, stone removed
- Peanut butter
- 100 g Milk chocolate
- Slice open the dates to remove the stone, keeping the date in tact (make sure not to slice the date in half)
- Use a round edge knife to spread peanut butter into each date and close up. Chill for 30-40 minutes
- Using the microwave or by heating in a bowl over a pan of boiling water melt your milk chocolate until it is fully smooth. Drop the dates into the chocolate and using 2 forks move around until fully coated. Place onto a non-stick surface and pop into the fridge to set. Then enjoy!
Smooth or crunchy peanut butter?
These are your Snickers bites and so you can use whichever peanut butter you fancy! We all know that the debate on smooth Vs crunchy is a passionate one! Smooth will be easier to spread neatly into your dates, although crunchy will give you a more authentic Snickers texture. Either way, be generous with your peanut butter. I have always loved smooth peanut butter and I prefer to use brands which have no added sugar like Whole Earth.
Alternative: try dark chocolate
This recipe uses milk chocolate to best replicate the flavours of a Snickers, but your Snickers bites can absolutely use dark chocolate if you prefer to make these lower sugar and richer in chocolatey flavour. Simply melt down 100g of dark chocolate instead.
Storage of Snickers bites
I love the snap that chocolate gets when stored in the fridge, and I think the peanut butter filling is more enjoyable when chilled too. So I keep my Snickers bites in the fridge in an air tight container. You can store these at room temperature too, providing it isn’t warm weather. Be sure to always store in an air tight container however for freshness. If they last that long, they will happily keep for one week.
Quick tips for melting chocolate
Be gentle and patient as too much heat will cause your chocolate to burn. Even on a low heat chocolate will melt in just a minute or two anyway. If using the microwave simply check every 30 seconds and stir each time until the chocolate is fully melted. When melting in a bowl over boiling water I recommend using a bowl quite a bit larger than the pan. This helps to prevent any steam rising from the water coming into contact with the chocolate, which must be avoided or the consistency of your chocolate will cease up. Heat on a low heat stirring regularly until smooth. Once your chocolate is melted it is ready immediately to start making your Snickers bites.
Other wholesome snacks
If you like this Snickers bites recipe then I think you will also like these other recipes for delicious wholesome snacks, which are made with more natural ingredients and less refined sugar.
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