I am so excited to share this quick little recipe with you today AND to provide you with a very DIY video that I made to go with it (guest appearances include my mom and my dad’s commentary, ha!).
I’ve had lots of clients over the years shame their sweet tooth. They think that it’s bad to crave something sweet every day, so they try to stop themselves from indulging. However, when you tell yourself you “can’t” have something for an extended period of time, you end up just wanting more of it.
In my opinion, both as a Nutritionist and a Health Coach who has taught Intuitive Eating for years, we should allow and create space for our sweet tooth. It’s normal and OKAY to crave something sweet.
I also know there are ways to satisfy our sweet tooth AND do it in a way that allows our bodies to thrive. That will look different for each person, but it’s worth experimenting to find that balance.
The recipe today is an example of an indulgent and tasty dessert, yet one that also consists of real foods and has a more gentle impact on our bodies.
My goal is to help you ENJOY DELICIOUS, REAL FOOD and also FEEL GOOD IN YOUR BODY. That’s the sweet spot.
Enter this super simple recipe: Peanut Butter Chocolate Date “Snickers” Bites
Dates are a natural form of sugar, and they come with plenty of fiber, several B vitamins, and minerals such as copper, potassium, magnesium and iron. Because of their fiber, they help keep blood sugar levels stable, which is so important for many systems of the body including cardiovascular health, hormonal balance, and of course preventing diabetes or insulin resistance.
When I have something higher in sugar, I always like to add fats or protein to slow down the glycemic (blood sugar) impact. Hence, peanut butter! Adding a healthy fat like peanut butter helps keep blood sugar levels even.
And who doesn’t like chocolate and sea salt!?
Below is a video showing how to make these little bites, followed by a description. Enjoy!
- ~ 12 Medjool dates
- ~ 1 cup chocolate chips (or a chocolate bar)
- Peanut butter or almond butter (or any other kind of nut butter)
- Sea salt
- Melt the chocolate either in the microwave or stove top
- Split open each date, take out the pit, and form each 1/2 into a little pocket for the nut butter to go into
- Spread a dollop of nut butter on one 1/2 of the date, top with the other 1/2 of the date to make a little sandwich
- Dip each peanut butter date sandwich halfway into the melted chocolate
- Place onto parchment lined baking sheet
- Sprinkle with sea salt + freeze!
- Enjoy straight out of the freezer once frozen