Ditch the Candy Bar, Embrace the Date Bark: A Healthier Take on a Classic Treat

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The internet has been abuzz with a new snack sensation – Date Bark. This viral recipe promises a delicious and satisfying treat made with just a few simple ingredients. But here at 99th Monkey Nut Butter, we believe there's always room for a divine twist! We're taking the classic date bark recipe and elevating it to a whole new level with the magic ingredient – our very own Crunchy Natural Almond Butter.

Beyond the Classic:

The traditional date bark recipe typically calls for peanut butter. While delicious, we wanted to offer a healthier and more exciting alternative. Here's why our Crunchy Natural Almond Butter is the perfect match for this trending treat:

  • Flavourful Fusion: Almond butter boasts a rich, nutty flavour that beautifully complements the natural sweetness of dates. It adds a delightful complexity to the overall flavour profile, making each bite a delightful surprise.
  • Textural Triumph: The dates in this recipe provide a soft and chewy texture. Our Crunchy Natural Almond Butter adds a welcome contrast with its creamy base and delightful crunch of almond bits. This textural interplay keeps your palate engaged and wanting more.
  • Naturally Sweet and Healthy: One of the biggest advantages of using our Crunchy Natural Almond Butter is its pure and simple ingredient list. We use only roasted almonds and a touch of sea salt, with no added sugars or oils. This makes the date bark a significantly healthier alternative to the classic version, which often relies on sugary peanut butters.

A Healthier "Snickers" Lookalike:

The beauty of this recipe lies in its resemblance to a classic candy bar – the Snickers. But unlike its sugary counterpart, our date bark with Crunchy Natural Almond Butter is a powerhouse of natural goodness. Here's why:

  • Dates: These naturally sweet fruits are packed with fibre, vitamins, and minerals. They provide a sustained energy boost without the sugar crash associated with processed sweets.
  • Almonds: The star of the show, almonds are a rich source of healthy fats, protein, and fibre. These nutrients contribute to feelings of satiety and sustained energy.
  • Dark Chocolate (Optional): While not strictly necessary for the recipe, a drizzle of dark chocolate adds a touch of decadence and antioxidants. Opt for dark chocolate with a high cocoa content for additional health benefits.

A Simple Recipe with Endless Customisation:

The beauty of this recipe lies in its simplicity. Here's what you need to get started:


  • Medjool dates
  • 99th Monkey Crunchy Natural Almond Butter
  • Chopped almonds (optional)
  • Dark chocolate (optional)


  1. Pit the Dates: Remove the pits from your Medjool dates.
  2. Spread the Almond Butter: Spread a generous dollop of 99th Monkey Crunchy Natural Almond Butter over the opened dates.
  3. Crunch it Up (Optional): For an extra textural burst, sprinkle some chopped almonds over the almond butter layer.
  4. Chocolate Bliss (Optional): Melt some dark chocolate and drizzle it over the top of your date bark creation.
  5. Freeze and Enjoy! Place your date bark in the freezer for at least 30 minutes to allow the chocolate to harden (if using). Slice and enjoy!

The Final Bite:

Ditch the processed candy bars and embrace the healthier alternative – date bark with 99th Monkey Crunchy Natural Almond Butter. It's a delicious and satisfying snack that's bursting with natural goodness. With its simple recipe, endless customisation options, and delightful flavour and texture combinations, this treat is sure to become a staple in your healthy snacking routine. So, grab your dates, a jar of our Crunchy Natural Almond Butter, and get ready to experience a healthy and divine twist on the trending date bark recipe!

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