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Candy Cane Chocolate Date Recipe

These candy cane, peanut butter and chocolate dates are sure to be a holiday crowd pleaser! The easiest, quickest, and most delicious recipe- perfect for holiday gifts or to keep for yourself!

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword candy cane dates, chocolate candy cane dates, chocolate dates, date recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Refrigeration time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 7
Author Lauren McNeill


  • 15 Medjool dates OR 30 small dates
  • 1 cup vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips I use the PC brand
  • 1 tsp coconut oil helps the chocolate harden, but can be omitted
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup crushed candy cane


  1. Line a plate with parchment paper

  2. Remove pits from dates.

  3. Heat chocolate chips and coconut oil over double boiler until smooth.

  4. If using Medjool dates, spread a small amount of peanut butter where the pit was in the dates. If using small dates, spread a small amount of peanut butter on one side of the dates, and stick another date to the peanut butter, making an enclosing around the peanut butter.

  5. Dip peanut butter dates in melted chocolate then place on parchment-lined plate.

  6. Sprinkle crushed candy canes on date. Repeat for all dates.

  7. Refrigerate for 15-20 minutes, until chocolate has hardened. Enjoy!