Medjool Date Spider Treats

Medjool Date Spider Treats

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (175 g) peanut butter chips
  • 1 cup (175 g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ⅓ cup (85 g) creamy peanut butter
  • 2 ¾ cups (156 g) crispy chow mein noodles
  • 8 Natural Delights Medjool Dates, pitted and halved lengthwise
  • Mini marshmallows (just a few)
  • 32 mini chocolate chips (optional)

Preparation

  1. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment or waxed paper.
  2. Set a medium heatproof bowl over hot (not boiling) water. Add the peanut butter and chocolate chips; cook, stirring frequently, until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and whisk in the peanut butter. 
  3. Stir in the noodles until well coated.
  4. Using a tablespoon, scoop out the mixture onto prepared baking sheets to make 16 mounds. Top each with a Medjool date half and press gently onto the noodle mixture. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or until chocolate is set.
  5. Using scissors cut mini marshmallows into small bits. Dip in the melted chocolate and press onto the dates to make eyes for the spider. Place a chocolate dipped mini chocolate chip in the centre, if desired.

Tip: Once firm and set, you can keep these treats refrigerated for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container

Makes 16 spider treats
Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

Nutritional analysis per serving:

Calories: 270, Total Fat: 13 g, Saturated Fat: 8 g, Trans Fat: 0 g, Monounsaturated Fatty Acids: 1.26, Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids: .74, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 140 mg, Potassium: 163 mg, Carbohydrate: 33 g, Fibre: 3 g, Sugar: 23 g, Protein: 7 g, Vitamin A: 0%, Vitamin C: 0%, Calcium: 2%, Iron: 2%