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An easy no bake cookie made with tennis biscuits, dates and coconut. These date balls make a high energy snack. They freeze well and keep for weeks in the fridge.


100g sugar

100g unsalted butter

100g Tennis biscuits/Tea Biscuits Broken in Halves or Quarters

60g seedless dates cut into pieces

1 large well beaten egg

2 tablespoons desiccated coconut

2 tablespoons ground nuts (Pistachio, Almonds, etc.)

Some vegetable oil to grease the bottom of a baking pan


On a low heat, melt the butter and dissolve the sugar, keep stirring constantly to prevent the butter from burning. As soon as the butter melts and the sugar is dissolved, add the dates and they will melt in the butter, again, keep stirring.

Take of the heat and add the well beaten egg. Stir rapidly and add the coconut, nuts and tea biscuits. Place back on a high heat with constant rapid stirring. Allow all the ingredients to mix well.

Place in a greased baking pan and leave in the freezer for 20 min.

Take out of the freezer, cut into rectangles.


After mixing all the ingredients together, roll the mixture into walnut sized balls. Roll the balls in coconut.  Refrigerate until firm before serving.

Date Balls
Date Balls

Return to the freezer for 30 min.

Take out of the freezer and into the fridge. – Must be eaten cold but not frozen. – Enjoy!!!


2 thoughts on “DATE FINGERS

  1. Going to try these this week have all the ingrediences.

    1. Great! Let us know how it turned out 🙂