This simple Date Bark is so easy to make and a fun twist on a classic recipe! The dates are packed with sweetness and make for such a delicious treat or snack!

It’s no secret that I’m OBSESSED with dates! I have a ton of medjool date recipes on my blog and I’m always excited to find a new one. I even wrote a WHOLE blog post about dates.

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So, I was very excited to see a date recipe going viral on social media last month and of course I hopped on that band wagon pretty quick :)

Dates + peanut butter + chocolate is simple a trip made in HEAVEN!

sheet of date bark cut into rough triangular pieces

The idea for this bark is pretty simple. Lay about 12-15 dates flat on a piece of parchment paper and flatten them as best you can so that they create a sheet of dates. I did this by placing a second piece of parchment on top of the dates and then flattening them with a measuring cup (see video for reference).

Once it’s flatteneded, simple add whatever toppings you would like. I went for peanut butter, chopped peanuts, melted chocolate + a little sprinkle of sea salt.

date bark cut into rough pieces and 3 stacked side ways so you can see all of the layers

That’s it! It’s a super simple recipe but I really love how it turned out and it’s a viral recipe that’s definitely worth the hype!

ALRIGHT that’s it for today!  As always, if you end up making this apple butter, please snap a quick photo and tag me on Instagram @foodwithfeeling! I always LOVE to see what you’re making from the blog.

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Date Bark


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  • Author: Brita Britnell
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This simple Date Bark is so easy to make and a fun twist on a classic recipe! The dates are packed with sweetness and make for such a delicious treat or snack!


Ingredients

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  • 1215 medjool dates, pitted
  • 3 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • handful of chopped peanuts, roasted as desired
  • 1/2 cup of chocolate chips/ chunks
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
  • optional for sprinkling: sea salt flakes

Instructions

  1. Place the chocolate and coconut oil in a bowl and melt in the microwave in 20 second increments, stirring in between.
  2. Flatten the dates gently with your fingers and then place them on a piece of parchment paper so that they’re all lined up in a rough rectangle.
  3. Place another piece of parchment paper on top and flatten the dates together so that you end up with a solid sheet of dates with very few gaps (some holes are totally fine).
  4. Remove the top parchment paper and layer on the toppings. Spread the peanut butter out, followed by the peanuts. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the top and use a spoon or spatula to cover the surface of the dates with the chocolate. Sprinkle with sea salt.
  5. Place in the freezer for 20 minutes or until the chocolate is hardened. Cut into bite sized pieces and ENJOY!
  6. Store leftovers in an air tight container in the freezer for up to 3 monhts.

Notes

Peanut butter- I like using drippy peanut butter for this because it spreads easier

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Chill Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: snack
  • Method: freezer
  • Cuisine: american