Coconut And Date Balls


A guest recipe from my sister in law Amrita, who brought round these tasty date balls. A delicious quick sweet which has no added sugar as the dates naturally sweeten them. Coat in coconut according to taste and if you want them to be a bit more Christmassy then adding a little orange zest will do the trick!


An alternative to chocolate but still extremely satisfying! I asked her for the recipe and she shared it instantly ad lib. These little sweets are just lovely and I hope you enjoy them as much as I have done! Thank you so much for sharing Amrita! Much love D x


250g pitted date block/paste
2 tbsp ghee or unsalted butter
5 tbsp roasted unsalted peanuts crushed
Unsweetened desiccated coconut to coat



• Heat up the ghee/butter in a non stick medium saucepan on a low heat for 2 minutes. When melted, break in the date block and simmer until the date block has become a paste. Cook for 10 minutes stirring occasionally

• Add the crushed peanuts, combine and cook for a further 5 minutes

• Take off the heat and let the date mixture cool down a little, when warm take small amounts of mixture and roll into balls covering in coconut as the last step




22 thoughts on “Coconut And Date Balls

  1. Great recipe Dimple!! They looks fantastic and yummy! I always wanted to make something with dates – these are great! And great for the holidays too, a healthier treat! Thanks for sharing! Sylvia

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