Date Balls

My brother’s mom-in-law introduced me to these ever so moreish, melt in the mouth treats.  They are seriously addictive and I truly have to limit myself to just a couple at a time.  They also make a great gift idea for your Christmas hampers.

Date Balls



250g butter
2 cups sugar
500g pkt dates chopped
2 eggs beaten
1½ pkts Marie biscuits crumbed
2 tsp vanilla essence
Coconut for coating


  1. Melt the butter, sugar and dates together in a pot until combined.  Remove from the heat to cool.
  2. Add the eggs.
  3. Add the vanilla essence.
  4. Add the Marie biscuits and mix well.
  5. Form into walnut sized balls.
  6. Roll in coconut.
  7. Refrigerate.


Submitted by:  Raë Smit, Pretoria


24 thoughts on “Date Balls

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    • It all depends on how big you roll then or how thick you pack them into a container to slice into square but you should get a good few dozen with rolling them. Have a super day and hope you enjoy these when you make them. 🙂 xo

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