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Easy Date and Nuts Roll Recipe with Pistachios, Almonds, Walnut, Coconut

One of my favourite all time snacks to go to are these dates rolls. I don’t know if this date roll is really a snack or it’s actually reserved for special occasions πŸ˜€ but I love it so much that I don’t mind having it as a snack. Life is too short!

Not only is it quick and easy to make, it is a very healthy alternative to other snacks. It’s filling and tastes very delicious too. Craving something sweet but trying to lose weight? This is perfect. My favourite thing about these rolls is that dates are loaded with iron and as a vegetarian, I can’t get enough! My aunt introduced me to these and I’m so grateful to her for this wonderful recipe.

I love to have one date roll when I’m winding down in the evening with a cup of mint tea. And no I’m not Arab πŸ˜€





Makes 8-10 small bite size date rolls


1/2 tspn ghee

10-15 pitted medjool dates chopped (look for good quality dates – too dry and you’ll struggle to cook them, they won’t taste great either. Too mushy and they’ll be difficult to make into a roll. Look for medium soft juicy medjool dates)

A handful of assorted nuts ( I used pistachios, almonds and walnuts) – roughly blended or chopped. Don’t make them too small, you want to see the bits in the roll.

You can use as many nuts as you like but make sure you’ve got lots of pistachios and almonds. These are key to this recipe.

Coconut flakes for garnishing



This all comes together pretty quickly so make sure all your ingredients are ready and available.

Also, keep a piece of aluminium foil ready to put the date roll into.

Sprinkle coconut flakes all over the foil.


  • Heat up a pan and add your ghee
  • Add the roughly chopped dates and keep mixing continuously for about 2-3 minutes until they look soft
  • Add your chopped or blended nuts to the mixture and fold them in
  • Keep mixing and cooking for a few minutes
  • Turn off the flame. The dates will be hot but try to manoeuvre them into a log with your spatula or spoon
  • Once they are lukewarm, you can use your hands to make the log. If you wait for them to cool completely, it will be difficult to make the log, so try to roll them while still relatively warm. This part is tricky and you’ll feel like you’re learning how to juggle πŸ˜€
  • Place your warm date log onto the aluminium foil and roll it around so that the coconut flakes cover up the log
  • Wrap the foil nice and tight around the date log and place it into the fridge to harden
  • Once, it has hardened in about 1-2 hours, you can cut date rolls off the log when you feel like eating one. I just slice them all up at once and place them back in the fridge.
  • Eat them cold. That’s the only way to eat them πŸ™‚


Very easy peezy, right? Let me know if you try this date roll recipe with nuts and coconut flakes.



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