Snickers Date Bark Viral Recipe

snickers date bark cut into squares

In this delightful recipe, we’ll show you how to create a mouthwatering treat that combines the natural sweetness of medjool dates with the richness of dark chocolate, the creaminess of peanut butter, and the delightful crunch of chopped peanuts (or other nuts of your choice). This easy-to-make bark is a perfect balance of flavors and textures, making it an irresistible indulgence for any occasion. Whether you’re a seasoned cook or a beginner in the kitchen, join us as we guide you through the simple steps to create this delicious masterpiece.

So, let’s get ready to whip up some Snickers Date Bark magic that will impress your taste buds and leave your friends and family wanting more! If you are looking for other delicious No Bake Vegan Desserts you can view the full collection here.

Ingredients & Substitutions

This recipe features a few key ingredients that come together to create a delightful treat. The star of the show is the medjool dates, known for their natural sweetness and chewy texture, providing the perfect base for the bark. The melted dark chocolate adds a rich and indulgent layer, complementing the dates with its decadent flavor. Along with the chocolate, the chopped peanuts (or other nuts of your choice) add a delightful crunch, enhancing the overall texture and taste of the bark. To tie it all together, the natural peanut butter is drizzled over the layers, infusing the treat with a creamy and nutty essence.

While the original recipe features specific ingredients, there are various substitutions you can explore to tailor the recipe to your liking or dietary needs. For instance, if you prefer a sweeter option, you can use milk chocolate instead of dark chocolate. For those with peanut allergies or seeking different flavors, almond butter or cashew butter can be excellent alternatives to peanut butter. Likewise, you can experiment with a variety of nuts, such as almonds, cashews, or pecans, to introduce your personal touch to the bark.

Making substitutions allows you to get creative and explore different flavor combinations. However, when opting for alternatives, be mindful of any allergies or dietary restrictions that you or your guests may have. Reading labels and ensuring the ingredients are suitable for your needs is essential in creating a safe and enjoyable treat for everyone.

Helpful Tools

  • Baking Sheet: A sturdy baking sheet lined with parchment paper is essential for assembling and setting the Snickers Date Bark. It provides a flat and non-stick surface, making it easy to work with the layers and ensures the bark doesn’t stick when it’s time to cut it into squares.
  • Measuring Cups: Although the recipe omitted quantities, having measuring cups handy will help you portion out the ingredients accurately if you decide to adjust the recipe to your preferences or serve a larger group.
  • Microwave or Double Boiler: Melted dark chocolate is a key component of the bark, and having a microwave or double boiler will allow you to melt the chocolate smoothly and without burning it. If using a microwave, remember to melt the chocolate in short intervals and stir in between to avoid overheating.
  • Spatula: A spatula will come in handy when spreading the melted chocolate evenly over the dates and nuts. It allows for precise and smooth distribution, ensuring that every bite has the perfect amount of chocolate.
  • Small Whisk or Spoon: For drizzling the peanut butter over the bark, a small whisk or spoon will give you control over the amount and placement of the peanut butter, adding a beautiful swirl to the finished product.

How to Make Snickers Date Bark

Begin by preparing a baking sheet and lining it with parchment paper. Take the medjool dates, ensuring they are pitted and sliced open, and lay them flat on the parchment paper. Press down on the dates gently so they all stick together in a neat arrangement.

dates pressed on baking sheet

Next, it’s time to add some delightful crunch! Sprinkle the chopped peanuts (or any other nuts you prefer) over the dates, covering them evenly with nutty goodness. Now, take the natural peanut butter and drizzle it over the dates and peanuts. The rich, creamy peanut butter will add a wonderful flavor to the bark.

dates flattened on baking sheet with peanut butter and peanut pieces

Here comes the chocolaty part! Take the melted dark chocolate and pour it over the date and peanut layers. Use a spatula if needed to spread the chocolate evenly, ensuring that every bite is filled with chocolatey delight. For that extra touch of indulgence, sprinkle some coarse salt on top of the chocolate layer.

Snickers bark on baking sheet

Finally, place the baking sheet with all the heavenly layers in the fridge for approximately 40 minutes. This will allow the bark to set and firm up, ensuring that it holds together when you cut it into squares.

snickers date bark cut into squares

Once the waiting time is up, take out the baking sheet from the fridge, and behold the masterpiece! Cut the Snickers Date Bark into squares, and it’s ready to serve. Each square is a delightful combination of sweet dates, crunchy nuts, creamy peanut butter, and decadent dark chocolate, with a touch of salt to balance the flavors.

Tips & Tricks

  • Choose Quality Ingredients: Opt for high-quality medjool dates, dark chocolate, natural peanut butter, and fresh nuts. Better ingredients will result in a more flavorful and satisfying bark.
  • Use a Sharp Knife: A sharp knife not only makes slicing the dates easier but also ensures clean cuts, resulting in a neat and presentable final product.
  • Even Nut Distribution: When sprinkling the chopped nuts, aim for even coverage to ensure that every bite of the bark has a delightful crunch.
  • Work Quickly with Chocolate: Once the chocolate is melted, work efficiently when spreading it over the dates and nuts, as it can begin to set relatively quickly.
  • Peanut Butter Drizzle: To achieve an attractive peanut butter drizzle, warm the peanut butter slightly to make it more fluid before drizzling it over the bark.
  • Chill for the Right Time: While the recipe suggests 40 minutes in the fridge, note that setting time may vary depending on the thickness of the bark and the temperature of your fridge. Check for firmness before cutting into squares.
  • Sprinkle Salt Gently: When adding the coarse salt, sprinkle it lightly and evenly across the surface. A little goes a long way in enhancing the flavors.
  • Serve and Store: Serve the Snickers Date Bark on a beautiful platter or in gift bags for friends and family. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge to maintain freshness.

FAQ: Snickers Date Bark

Can I use other types of dates for this recipe?

Absolutely! While the recipe recommends medjool dates, you can use other date varieties as well. Keep in mind that the size and sweetness may vary slightly, but the result will still be delicious.

Can I add extra ingredients like shredded coconut or dried fruits?

Absolutely! The beauty of this recipe lies in its adaptability. You can add shredded coconut, dried fruits, or even a sprinkle of your favorite spices to create your personalized version of the bark.

How should I store the Snickers Date Bark?

Store any leftover bark in an airtight container in the fridge to maintain its freshness. This will help it last for several days, although we doubt it’ll stay uneaten for long!

Can I freeze the bark for later consumption?

While it’s possible to freeze the bark, we recommend enjoying it fresh for the best taste and texture. Freezing can alter the consistency, especially due to the moisture content of the dates.

Is the Snickers Date Bark suitable for a vegan diet?

The recipe is vegan-friendly if you use dairy-free dark chocolate and choose a nut butter that doesn’t contain animal products. Always check the labels to ensure the ingredients align with your dietary preferences.

snickers date bark cut into squares

Snickers Date Bark Viral Recipe

Snickers Date Bark is a delightful treat that combines sweet medjool dates, rich dark chocolate, creamy peanut butter, and crunchy nuts. It's easy to make, versatile, and sure to please any palate.
5 from 15 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Fusion, Mediterranean

Ingredients
  

  • 20 medjool dates, pitted and sliced open
  • cup chopped peanuts (or other nuts)
  • cup natural peanut butter
  • 1 ¼ cup melted dark chocolate
  • course salt to sprinkle on top

Instructions
 

  • On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, lay the dates flat and press down on them so they all stick together.
  • Sprinkle on the chopped peanuts, then drizzle on the peanut butter.
  • Pour the melted chocolate overtop and spread around evenly using a spatula if needed. Sprinkle on some course salt, and place in the fridge for 40 mins to set. Cut into squares, serve and enjoy!

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Conclusion

The Snickers Date Bark is a delightful and versatile treat that brings together the perfect combination of flavors and textures. Whether you enjoy it as a special treat for yourself or share it with loved ones, this simple recipe is sure to impress. With its sweet medjool dates, rich dark chocolate, creamy peanut butter, and crunchy nuts, it’s a crowd-pleaser for any occasion. So, the next time you’re looking for a quick and delicious homemade dessert, remember to give this Snickers Date Bark a try. Get creative with different nut options or even a drizzle of your favorite extract. No matter how you choose to make it, this irresistible bark will have everyone asking for seconds. Happy baking and enjoy every sweet moment!

30 thoughts on “Snickers Date Bark Viral Recipe

  1. Irene says:

    5 stars
    This was very easy to make and so delicious, even if you’re not a fan of dates you don’t even really notice them in this recipe. Brought this over to a gathering and everyone loved it! Thanks for sharing

  2. Rachelle says:

    5 stars
    Great recipe super tasty and I will be making this again. Thank you for making it so easy and simple to follow. I love all your recipes! I find it so relaxing to watch you cook 😊

  3. Lucia says:

    5 stars
    Wow this was a fantastic recipe! Loved the simplicity yet flavor was delicious.

  4. Sydney says:

    5 stars
    What a great recipe I absolutely love dates and this was amazing. I added walnuts and pecans on my as well and was super tasty 😋

    • spicyveganfood says:

      Thank you so much Sydney and those nuts sound delicious I will have to experiment with some other nuts as well!

  5. Taylor.90 says:

    5 stars
    Definitely making this one again!! I have it bookmarked for later. Thank you Essy!

  6. Emerson0 says:

    5 stars
    Great vegan dessert option!! I was needing something for a get together last weekend and make this and EVERYONE loved it!

  7. Kristen says:

    5 stars
    So so so delicious what a nice “healthier” treat option. My guests loved it 😊

  8. Anne says:

    5 stars
    As someone who loves dates I was very happy to find this recipe. It turned out beautifully and I will definitely make it again. I will try making this with sunflower seed butter for my niece with a peanut allergy

  9. Erin says:

    5 stars
    Delicious recipe love the flavor of dates and dark chocolate!

  10. Becky says:

    5 stars
    Loved how quick and easy this recipe is, absolutely delicious and all my guest loved it too!

  11. Valerie says:

    5 stars
    This date bark was delicious I made it for a weekend snack and didn’t make it past Friday night… lol

    • spicyveganfood says:

      Haha yes same goes here, my family and friends love this recipe and it doesn’t last long! Thank you for the feedback and trying it out.

  12. Joanne says:

    5 stars
    Lovely and simple recipe easy to follow thank you.

  13. Tanesha says:

    5 stars
    Love dates and this was delicious and so simple!!

  14. Natalia says:

    5 stars
    I made this for a family get together that had a lot of allergies and this seemed to work perfect I ended up freezing my leftovers and now I have delicious date bark for the next 2 weeks!

  15. Kim says:

    5 stars
    Great idea and recipe thank you 🙏

    • spicyveganfood says:

      You’re very welcome! If you ever have more questions or need assistance with other recipes, feel free to reach out. Happy cooking!

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