Chocolate Coated Date Hearts

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Last Updated on February 13, 2024

Chocolate date hearts are a fun & easy sweet treat to keep around. They’re perfect for Valentine’s day or for any occasion!

chocolate date hearts

Chocolate Date Hearts

A couple of years ago I shared these heart shaped chocolate coated dates on Instagram for Valentine’s day and everybody absolutely loved them! They’re such a fun little treat to make for any occasion, and come together in 20 minutes.

Simply shape medjool dates into a heart shape, dip them into melted chocolate and sprinkle with freeze-fried berries and nuts. The medjool dates have a caramel-like texture and flavor, and truly taste like candy.

Medjool dates

Medjool dates are a pantry staple of mine. They’re a great source of carbs, fiber and potassium, and an ideal snack whenever you need a long-lasting energy boost.

When paired with dark chocolate and nuts, they resemble caramel and taste just like a homemade candy bar.

I love using them in kale salads or blending them into a homemade caramel layer for chocolate bars.

What you’ll need to make chocolate date hearts

This recipe is super simple and requires minimal ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Medjool dates- medjool dates are larger and a lot softer than other dates, making them the ideal date for this recipe
  • Chocolate chips- you can use dairy, dark chocolate, or semi-sweet
  • Freeze-dried Strawberries– I crushed a few freeze-fried strawberries to add a pop of color and sweetness
  • Chopped nuts- I added chopped sliced almonds, but sesame seeds or crushed peanuts would be delicious
chocolate date hearts
  1. Split open the dates at the top and remove the pit and stem. Flatten them gently to form a heart shape
  2. Melt the chocolate with a little coconut oil to thin. Dip each date heart into the chocolate, coating it fully
  3. Place the dates on a parchment lined plate or tray and sprinkle with the freeze-dried berries and nuts. I love to add a little flakey salt!
  4. Refrigerate for 10-15 minutes to harden and enjoy!

These chocolate date hearts are so cute and fun, they’re the perfect sweet fix to keep around! Make them for Valentine’s day, a dinner party, or as an easy dessert to snack on.

Other easy recipes with dates:

Tahini Date & Nut Rolls

Dark Chocolate Tahini Date Bark

Pistachio Date Clusters

Chocolate Coated Date Hearts

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Course: Dessert
Servings

6-8

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

0

minutes
Total time

20

minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 6 -8 medjool dates

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 chocolate chips

  • 1 tsp 1 coconut oil

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 freeze-dried strawberries, crushed

  • 2 2 -3 tbsp sliced almonds, finely chopped

  • Flakey sea salt, to top

Directions

  • Pull apart the medjool dates from the top, keeping them attached at the bottom. Take out the pits and flatten them gently to form a heart shape
  • Layer a plate or small pan with parchment paper to place the coated dates on top of
  • Melt the chocolate with the coconut oil in 30-second increments in the microwave until smooth. Using a fork, dip each date into the melted chocolate to coat it fully, then let any excess chocolate drip through the fork. Place the coated dates on your parchment lined plate
  • Top each one with the crushed freeze-dried berries, nuts and flakey salt
  • Refrigerate for 10-15 minutes to harden. Keep stored in the fridge for up to 3 weeks

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Tag @somethingnutritious on Instagram- I’d love to see your creations!

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