Honestly this is a ridiculously simple and outrageously delicious 5 Ingredient Chocolate Date Bark recipe that’s a healthier twist on some of those chokkie bars.  Whether you’re in desperate need of a treat or aiming to dazzle your pals with your homemade culinary prowess, this bark has got your back.




Chocolate Date Bark Recipe


This viral date bark recipe has been going around social media and for good reason.  It’s simple, easy to make and you can add so many different ingredients to up the anti and make it your own signature recipe.  If you love snacks that are easy to whip up then you might also like our Easy Chocolate Spiders Recipe and our Apricot and Date Balls recipe too.


With just a few ingredients you can whip up a dessert that’s just a little on the decadent side. Packed with the natural sweetness of medjool dates (my fave) and the velvety smoothness of chocolate, this bark is destined to become the star of your recipe repertoire. Think your friends will be green with envy and begging for the recipe!





Why You’ll Love This Recipe


💚 Full of wholesome ingredients (only 5) and makes the perfect healthy treat especially when you’ve got a sweet craving.

💚 Texture and taste bonanza!!  Crunchy nuts, velvety rich dark chocolate, creamy peanut butter and a chewy caramel-like flavor or the chewy dates.

💚 The recipe ingredients are as individual as yourself.  Get adventurous with this chocolate bark recipe.



Recipe Ingredients

“You’ll need the following ingredients to make this amazing and Easy Chocolate Date Bark Recipe


ingredients for chocolate date bark


Ingredient Notes

Dates – be sure to use Medjool dates for this recipe.  They are chewy dates and will squish and join together to form the base easily.  You can buy them already with the pits removed or whole and remove the pits yourself. You’ll find these at the grocery store or wholefoods store easily.

Chocolate & coconut oil – I used dark chocolate melting chips for this recipe with a little coconut oil as this makes it easier to spread onto the crunchy peanuts.

Peanut Butter – for best results when you do your layer of peanut butter,  use smooth peanut butter as it’s probably easier to maneuverer.


How to make 5 Ingredient Chocolate Date Bark Recipe STEP BY STEP

STEP 1. Cut the medjool dates lengthways, remove the pits and lay on a flat tray lined with parchment paper.  Cover with another layer of parchment paper and roll flat with a rolling pin or bottom of a glass to smoosh out flat.


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STEP 2. Spread the peanut butter gently over the top of the dates.  Sprinkle your chopped nuts.

STEP 3. Melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and cover the nuts reaching to the edges and filling all the gaps.


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STEP 4. Pop into the fridge for an hour or (if you can’t wait that long) into the freezer for 20 minutes until nice and hard.

Cut into pieces with a large sharp knife or break into unusual shapes to make it a little funkier.



Recipe Tips

Removing the pits – It’s easier to remove the pits from the juicy medjool dates when they are at room temperature. You can break them apart with your fingers to get to the pit but I found a small vegetable knife cutting them lengthways made the job super easy.

Tuff peanut butter – If you peanut butter is firm, heat it up in the microwave for a few seconds and it will make it easier to smooth over the date base. Try not to overload the date layer with too much peanut butter.  I know this might be challenging but just a little bit is going to be more than enough.

Flattening the Date Base – To make it easier to flatten the medjool dates lay a piece of parchment paper on a flat surface and not on the baking tray.  Place another piece of parchment paper on top and with a rolling pin flatten out.  Then slide onto the tray.

Vegan Chocolate Bark – to make this vegan use vegan chocolate instead.



Keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks.


Additions and Substitutions

Nuts – we’ve used cashews for this date bark recipe, but feel free to use peanuts, almonds or whatever nuts you like.

Nut butter – swap out for your fave natural peanut butter, sunflower seed butter or almond butter.

Salt – sprinkle of flaky sea salt



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5 Ingredient Chocolate Date Bark Recipe (1)
5 Ingredient Chocolate Date Bark Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Fridge Time
1 hr
Course: Snack, Sweets
Cuisine: American, Australian
Keyword: chocolate bark, chocolate bark recipe, date bark
Servings: 16
Calories: 196 kcal
  • 20 Medjool Dates pitted
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup cashews peanuts, almonds or nuts of your choice
  • 1 cup dark chocolate melting chocolate
  • ½ tsp coconut oil
  • pinch salt flakes optional but rather nice
  1. Lay a sheet of parchment paper on a flat surface. Cut the dates lengthways and remove the pits and open up the dates so they look like a butterfly.

  2. Lay the dates close to each other in a row of 5 and then make 4 rows. Cover with another layer of parchment paper and get a rolling pin and press flat so they flatten and join together.

  3. Gently peel away the top layer and slide the bottom layer onto a tray.

  4. Spread the peanut butter over the dates halves. Roughly chop the peanuts and sprinkle them over the peanut butter.

  5. Melt the chocolate and coconut oil in a microwave prrof dish in 20 second intervals. When melted pour over the nuts and fill the gaps and the sides gently with a spoon.

  6. Pop into the fridge for an hour or if you can't wait into the freezer for 20 mins.

  7. Cut or break into squares or random pieces and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

PEANUT BUTTER: If your peanut butter is too stiff, pop into the microwave for 5-10 seconds to become runny.


Nutrition Facts
5 Ingredient Chocolate Date Bark Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 196 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 0.003g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 0.3mg0%
Sodium 20mg1%
Potassium 336mg10%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 49IU1%
Vitamin C 0.02mg0%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


About Sonya

5 Ingredient Chocolate Date Bark Recipe 6Helloooo, I'm Sonya and I'm one of those late starter's in the exercise department. (but you know you're never too late to start). A retired beauty therapist who likes geeking out in the online world, loves 4-legged fury friends, baking and gardening.