Date Rolls (Date Paak/Laddoo/Confectionary)

Date Rolls

Date Rolls

I remember taking dates to university for some food event and a German girl was like, “Whoa, those a huge raisins!” I found that hilarious.

This is simple recipe that involves no stove-top cooking, my darling sister showed me how to make these before Ramadhan. A food processor takes the fuss out of making these yummy date rolls. However, these rolls have to be stored in the fridge/freezer.

Recipe: Date Paak

Also known as: Date Rolls/Date Balls/Coconut Date Rolls

Categories: Sweets/Desserts

Servings: Makes 20 small balls


  • 500 grams pitted dates (not very soft dates)
  • 3 Tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut, plus more for rolling in
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (I’m using almonds and walnuts)


  • Food Processor


  • In a food processor, using the chopping blade pulse the nuts into smaller bits (or use chopped nuts)
Chop nuts

Chop nuts

  • Remove the nuts from the processor, add the dates.


  • Pulse the dates a couple of times to chop the dates into finer bits. Add the melted butter.
  • Add the desiccated coconut and nuts, and pulse a couple times. It should become a uniform mixture.
date mixture

date mixture

  • Pour mixture into a bowl. Grease your hands with butter and form the mixture into 20 balls. Mixture will be sticky.
Date balls

Date balls

  • Clean your hands and rolls the balls in the desiccated coconut, and press the coconut into the ball. The coconut will help the date balls not stick together.
  • You can also drizzle some melted chocolate chips on the balls.
  • Place the rolls in a covered container in the fridge to harden.



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