coconut date balls

Coconut date balls: Delightful sweet treat. Image: Adobe.

Coconut date balls – Melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness

Calling everyone with a sweet tooth. The ultimate honeyed bite is here!

coconut date balls

Coconut date balls: Delightful sweet treat. Image: Adobe.

Time for a sweet treat! This easy coconut date balls recipe is downright melt-in-your-mouth delicious. It’s super quick, easy and comes together as the perfect bite-sized snack.

If you are looking for a recipe to prepare with eager little chefs in your kitchen, this coconut date recipe is the perfect choice. Kids can help roll out the date balls and coat them in coconut. Great family fun to keep young minds occupied.

The use of dates in this recipe levels up the wholesomeness of this treat. Dates are loaded with antioxidants and fibre making this recipe an excellent choice for those of us trying to keep a persistent sweet tooth at bay.

To make these coconut date balls even healthier, replace the sugar with honey and you have a guilt-free treat. If you have some big appetites in your household, whip up a double batch and store in the fridge or even the freezer for a few weeks.

If you are short on time and can’t roll out individual coconut date balls, you can make bars instead. Simply press the mixture into a baking tray and allow to cool. Cut and enjoy.

Coconut date balls recipe

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Jessica Alberts Course: Dessert, TreatsCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
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  • 125 g 125 butter

  • ¼ cup ¼ sugar

  • 1 teaspoon 1 vanilla essence

  • ¼ teaspoon ¼ cinnamon

  • 250 g 250 dates, chopped

  • 1 1 egg, whisked

  • 1 packet 1 biscuits (Tennis or Marie biscuits work best), crushed

  • 100 g 100 coconut, for rolling


  • In a small saucepan, melt the butter. Add the sugar and stir until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Add the vanilla essence, cinnamon and the dates and heat for five minutes until the dates are soft.
  • Take the mixture off the stove and transfer it to a large mixing bowl
  • Add the whisked egg and mix well.
  • Add the biscuits and coat well with the mixture.
  • Put the mixture in the fridge to cool for 20 minutes and then roll into medium-sized balls.
  • Roll in coconut and store in an airtight container, in the fridge.


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