Dates, Almond and Coconut rolls (Easy 3 ingredient Date rolls)

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Healthy Date and coconut rollsA few weeks ago while shopping at our local supermarket, I noticed these date nut rolls displayed in cute little packages in the middle of the produce aisle.  ‘Neat’ I said to myself and also made a mental note that I had to try making them. Of course I did not buy them 🙂

So last weekend I got the chance to try making them.  I have been anemic (result of my medications) and so I was trying to eat more natural foods with high iron content. Dates are one such food – high in iron content(a 3.5 oz serving provides 8% of the daily values) and are also high in several important minerals including potassium, manganese, magnesium and copper. They also provide significant amounts of calcium,  vitamin K and B vitamins, including vitamin B-6 and folate.

So these rolls that I made have just 3 ingredients and can be made in about 15 minutes.  The only problem is that they will be gone as fast too! I made these and showed them to my son who was doing his homework at the kitchen table- he at first looked at them skeptically …mom’s healthy rolls …not sure. But I left the plate next to him and when I came back a few minutes later there were only 4 rolls left on the plate. He looked at me sheepishly – “mom, these are so good. I had like 5! ”

I am bringing these healthy and ‘oh so irresistible’ rolls to Throwback Thursdays and Saucy Saturdays.  Also bringing to Fiesta Friday where this week Josette @ thebrookcook and Lily @ little sweet baker are co-hosts.

Dates, Almond and Coconut rolls

  • Servings: Makes about 10 rolls
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients:

Dates 3/4 cup about 14-15
1/2 cup whole almonds
1/4 cup warm water
1/4 cup desiccated / shredded coconut

extra coconut for rolling

Soak the dates in the warm water for about 5 minutes. In a food processor, powder the almonds and transfer them to a mixing bowl.  Next add the dates along with the water to the food processor and grind until you get a smooth paste. Transfer this paste also to the mixing bowl.  Add the coconut also to the bowl. Mix everything well using a spatula.

Divide into 10 equal portions and shaped them into oblong shapes and roll in extra coconut.

Date Almond Coconut Rolls

Date Nut Rolls

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15 Comments Add yours

  1. Angela G. says:

    Looks yummy! And healthy to boot! Thanks for sharing! 🙂 xx

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    1. Indu says:

      You are very welcome! Yes absolutely a double win! 🙂

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  2. Sounds like healthy deliciousness to me! I can imagine my son doing the EXACT same thing! 🙂

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    1. Indu says:

      ha ha Josette those boys – they are all the same LOL! This one is so healthy I don’t mind him hogging at all 🙂 thx for stopping by!

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      1. It always makes me feel better to know that they’re all the same! 😉

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      2. Indu says:

        yes and so cute too! 🙂

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  3. Aruna says:

    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication! Happy Fiesta Friday

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    1. Indu says:

      thank you Aruna. Yes simple and delicious those are the best right?

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  4. Indu says:

    Reblogged this on Indu's International Kitchen and commented:

    These 3 ingredient easy rolls are so yummy!

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  5. Loretta says:

    Wonderful snack with only 3 ingredients. I make these often, only I eat them as a treat after dinner to satisfy my sweet tooth :). I use apricots, dates, peanut butter, crushed almonds, cocoa powder and whizz it in the food processor. It’s amazing what you can scoop up in your pantry and get so many great health benefits from it as a result right?

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    1. Indu says:

      you are absolutely right. if one is determined they can find truly delicious desserts with healthy ingredients. Your version with apricots sounds great!

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  6. A perfect snack! I’d much rather have one of these over an energy bar anytime! Thanks for sharing this with us on Throwback Thursday! Hope to see you next week!

    Mollie

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    1. Indu says:

      yes isn’t it? I m making these every week now but looks like I need to hide some from the rest of the family 🙂

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