Traditional Coconut Date Rolls

coconut date rolls

These date rolls are a lot smoother and creamier than the new blended method. There really is no comparison. 

These coconut date rolls are a delectable treat. 

This recipe is similar to the traditional method in the Middle East. In fact, fresh dates rolled in coconut are a very popular dessert served with tea in Saudi Arabia.

For the perfect gift – Coconut date rolls can be placed in a decorative holiday tin or in a decorated recycled box for a very eye catching Eco gift.

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Coconut Date Rolls
Serves 20
Melt in Your Mouth & Guilt Free
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
25 min
  1. 2 lbs dates, pitted
  2. 2 cups coconut, finely shredded
  3. ½ lb almonds, slivered (optional)
  4. ¼ cup filtered water
  5. 1 TBSP butter, unsalted
  1. Lightly coat the bottom of a medium sized saucepan with butter
  2. Place dates in pan and add a touch of water. Heat on low stirring occasionally. Add extra water if needed to prevent from sticking to pan
  3. Remove from heat when the dates are smooth and creamy. Allow to cool
  4. Form the dates into balls or finger shapes then roll in coconut while still warm.
  5. Place an almond sliver on each date roll. Serve
  6. Coconut date rolls can be left unrefrigerated for up to 3 days. They are best when served fresh or at room temperature.
  1. Toast the coconut for a nice variation and slightly nuttier taste
  2. You can roll the dates in melted organic chocolate. However, coconut is the traditional method
  3. Diet Type: Vegetarian
  4. Diet Tags: Gluten Free
  5. Culinary Tradition: Middle Easter
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Recycled Gift Wrap Boxes & Bags

Organic Dates

Oh! How I love fresh dates. Moist, naturally sweet and so good!

Organic Coconut

& Almonds

Organic Tea Gift Sets

Here are some great organic teas sets that are a perfect compliment to coconut date rolls:

Picture credit

Featured photo credit:photo credit: watashiwani via photopin cc
Date rolls with fresh mint: jefah via photopin cc
Date rolls on pan: Christaface via photopin cc



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  1. August 15, 2014

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