• 350g pitted dates, finely chopped
  • 50g butter
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 125g almonds, roughly chopped


  • Heat the dates and butter in a saucepan until the dates are soft.
  • Pour the mixture into a bowl and allow to cool until it is just warm to the touch.
  • Slowly add the egg to the mixture and stir it in well. If the mixture is too hot you’ll end up with scrambled egg.
  • Mix in the cocoa powder, salt and nuts.
  • Roll into balls, then into your coating of choice.
  • Allow the date bites to cool and store in a sealed container, freeze.

Coating options:

  • toasted desiccated coconut
  • toasted sesame seeds
  • chopped nuts
  • cocoa powder