Coconut and date balls

Coconut and date balls: Healthy snack for the sweet tooth. Image: Marco Verch, Creative Commons.

Date & Coconut Balls – The perfect anytime treat

Looking for those one-bite snacks for the celebrations or tea with your friends? Try out these delicious Date & Coconut Balls with your favourite cuppa’.

Coconut and date balls

Coconut and date balls: Healthy snack for the sweet tooth. Image: Marco Verch, Creative Commons.

Do you love getting creative and creating fun desserts that put smiles on the faces of your friends and family? Do you also enjoy a snack that you can gobble up in one bite? These Date & Coconut Balls are the perfect treats for any occasion. As it is almost the holiday season, these snacks are great for any themed snack table. Date balls are a favourite around the world and this is bound to become a new favourite at family gatherings.

Even though this is a dessert, dates are very good for your health with great nutrients and lots of dietary fibre. Marie biscuits aren’t just for coffee or tea time on their own and make a great addition to the recipe. These Date & Coconut Balls are perfect for your next tea party with your closest friends. Cinnamon adds great flavour and tastes like the holidays. Wrap these treats up and give them as a gift as well.

Looking for those one-bite snacks for the celebrations or tea with your friends? Try out these delicious Date & Coconut Balls with your favourite cuppa’.

Date & Coconut Balls Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Jessica Alberts Course: Dessert, TreatsCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

5

minutes
Resting time

20

Servings

20

Total time

15

minutes

Ingredients

  • 125 g butter

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

  • 250 g dates, chopped

  • 1 egg, whisked

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

  • 100 g coconut, for rolling

Method

  • 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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