Date balls
A healthy sweet treat for those picky eaters and cool lunchbox ideas. 

  • 250g pitted dates, cut into pieces
  • 125ml sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 125g butter
  • 1 packet Marie biscuits
  • 125ml chopped nuts (or more biscuits)
  • 250ml desiccated coconut


  • Place the dates, sugar and butter in a heavy-based pot over medioum heat. Stir until the butter has melted and the dates start breaking up. 
  • Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Whisk in the beaten egg. Add the biscuits and nuts (if using). 
  • Roll teaspoonfuls of the mixture into balls, then roll the balls in the coconut to coat. Place on a sheet of greaseproof paper to cool completely and store in an airtight container for up to three months. 

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