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Date nut and coconut balls

Category: food

  • Serves: Makes about 15
  • Time needed: 35mins
  • Difficulty Easy


  • 1 cup (100g) walnuts, chopped
  • 2/3 cup (100g) cashews, chopped
  • 100g almonds, chopped
  • 50g instant oats
  • 100g dried apricots, chopped
  • 250g pitted dates, chopped
  • 2tbs sesame seeds
  • 2tbs cocoa powder
  • 1tbs ground cinnamon
  • 2tbs honey
  • 90g desiccated coconut


  • Step 1

    Place the walnuts, cashews and almonds in a dry frypan over medium-low heat and cook, continually stirring, for 2-3 minutes until lightly toasted. Blitz in a food processor until finely chopped.

  • Step 2

    Add oats, apricots, dates, prunes, sesame seeds, cocoa, cinnamon and honey to the processor and blitz for 2-3 minutes until the mixture forms a paste.

  • Step 3

    Divide the mixture into small, golf-ball-size portions (there should be enough for about fifteen) then roll between lightly moistened hands to form a ball.

    Roll the balls in the coconut, and then serve. 

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