Date Bark

A Sweet Treat: Easy and Delicious Date Bark

Looking for a simple yet satisfying treat that’s both nutritious and indulgent? Try making date bark! This craveable snack combines the natural sweetness of dates with the rich flavors of chocolate and salty nuts, creating a perfect balance of taste and texture.

Start with the halved, pitted Medjool dates and place them flat on the prepared baking sheet, making sure they are overlapping. Drizzle a small amount of peanut butter on top of each date. For a crunchy contrast, sprinkle a generous handful of chopped nuts, like almonds or pistachios. Melt a cup of your favorite dark chocolate with the coconut oil and pour it over the date layer, spreading it evenly to cover all the dates. Add a pinch of flaky sea salt to enhance the flavors.

To add some variety, experiment with whatever nuts or seeds you have on hand. You could also swap in almond butter (which I personally find more easily digestible) for the peanut butter.

Pop the baking sheet in the freezer for about 20 minutes, or until the chocolate is fully set. Once firm, break the bark into bite-sized pieces and enjoy! This date bark makes a perfect snack or a sweet treat to share with friends and family. Store any leftovers in the fridge to keep the chocolate crisp and the dates chewy, or freeze this guilt-free treat that’s sure to satisfy your sweet cravings!

Date Bark


  • 10-12 Medjool dates pitted, halved
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter natural
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips melted
  • 1 tsp coconut oil refined, optional for thinning chocolate
  • 2 tbsp chopped nuts (almonds or pistachios)
  • pinch of flaky sea salt


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Place the pitted Medjool dates flat on the prepared baking sheet, making sure they are overlapping.

  3. Carefully drizzle a small amount of drippy peanut butter on top of each date.

  4. Sprinkle chopped peanuts over the dates with peanut butter, ensuring an even distribution.

  5. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and coconut oil. Microwave in 20-second intervals, stirring between each interval, until the chocolate is melted and smooth. This typically takes about 30 seconds to 1 minute.

  6. Drizzle or spread the melted chocolate mixture evenly over the dates and peanut butter.

  7. Sprinkle a pinch of flaky sea salt over the chocolate-covered dates to enhance flavors.

  8. Place the baking sheet in the freezer for 20 minutes, or until the chocolate is completely set.

  9. Once the chocolate has hardened, break the date bark into bite-sized pieces.

  10. Serve and enjoy your homemade date bark! Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

This recipe was adapted from the eating bird food Date Bark recipe.



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