Chocolate & Cherry Jammy Bites

These are gooey and sweet chocolate-covered dates with a jammy cherry and almond middle. These chocolatey cherry bites make a heavenly treat that you can have stashed in your fridge or freezer when you are in need of a snack!

These delectable bites are a wholesome snack choice too. They are packed with calcium-rich chia seeds and almond butter so they should not spike your blood glucose. They are naturally gluten, dairy, and egg-free. See the nut-free option in the notes for school snacks and allergies. Elevate your snacking experience with these bites of pure bliss!

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Chocolate & Cherry Jammy Bites

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Waiting Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Lunch Boxes & Picnics, Snacks & Treats
Servings 18 Bites
Suitable for Special Diet (or adaptable) Dairy-free, Egg-free, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Low-sugar, Nut-free, Vegan, Vegetarian



  • Put the cherries and chia into a small saucepan and cook for approximately 10 minutes, until the cherries have broken down and formed a jammy texture. Set aside to cool.
  • Melt the dark chocolate in a bain-marie (a bowl set over a pan of simmering water).
  • Meanwhile, line a baking tray or dish with baking paper. Halve the dates and use your fingers to slightly flatten each half. Place each half date cut-side up on the prepped baking paper.
  • Spoon the cherry chia jam into each of the cut dates, followed by the almond butter. Cover each date in melted chocolate, sprinkle with a touch of sea salt and finally the desiccated coconut if you like.
  • Leave to set in the fridge for 20 minutes or in the freezer for 10 minutes.


  • Nut-free – switch the almond butter to tahini (sesame paste) or sunflower butter.
  • Dairy-free – choose a dairy-free chocolate 
  • Soya-free – choose a chocolate from from soya lecithin
  • Store in the fridge for 3-4 days and the freezer for 3 months.
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