TikTok's Chocolate-Covered Dates Are Filled With a Sweet Surprise

POPSUGAR Photography | Ashley Ortiz
POPSUGAR Photography | Ashley Ortiz

From Lizzo's favorite "nature's cereal" to blue Cookie Monster cookies, TikTok has become a treasure trove of inventive recipes, and here we are trying yet another creative recipe brought to us from the FYP. These chocolate-covered dates with a crunchy peanut-butter filling from TikTok user Emily Mariko offer a new way of snacking on the popular dehydrated fruit, and as a fierce proponent of the culinary notion that all things are better when paired with PB and chocolate, I instantly knew I had to try them out myself. In the name of (food) science, of course.

These chocolate peanut-butter dates taste like a delightful mix between a giant chocolate-covered raisin and a crunchy chocolate peanut-butter cup, with the added bonus that they're customizable to your taste. You can make these dates specifically to your liking by filling them with your favorite peanut-butter flavors such as chocolate or coconut — or any nut spread of your choosing, for that matter — as well as your choice of chocolate, be it white, milk, or dark. With just a few steps and zero cooking, these dates are just as easy to devour as they are to make.

POPSUGAR Photography | Ashley Ortiz
POPSUGAR Photography | Ashley Ortiz
POPSUGAR Photography | Ashley Ortiz
POPSUGAR Photography | Ashley Ortiz
POPSUGAR Photography | Ashley Ortiz
POPSUGAR Photography | Ashley Ortiz
POPSUGAR Photography | Ashley Ortiz
POPSUGAR Photography | Ashley Ortiz

Chocolate-Covered Peanut-Butter Dates

Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Yield20 dates

TikTok user @emilymariko


    • 20 dried dates
    • 1/4 cup almonds, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
    • 1 cup chocolate morsels for melting
    • 1 tablespoon coconut oil


    1. Slice each date lengthwise enough to remove the pit and create a pocket for the filling while keeping the date intact.

    2. Carefully stuff each date with 1/2 teaspoon peanut butter and a pinch of chopped almonds, then squeeze the date slightly to close the pocket.

    3. In a small bowl, melt chocolate and coconut oil together until the chocolate is silky smooth and runny.

    4. Dip each date into the chocolate, then place the date on a baking tray or plate lined with parchment paper.

    5. Place the tray of chocolate-covered dates in the freezer to harden for 5-10 minutes.

    6. Once the chocolate coating has hardened, remove the dates from the freezer and drizzle with an additional coating of chocolate using a fork.