Treat balls


Every tea time, I like to make something sweet to give everyone the energy they need to keep them going till lunch time.

Most tea times come and go and I only land up making the sweet treat for afternoon tea when no one really wants to have a sugar high.

Today I decided to get  up 30 minutes earlier to make these bite sized snacks so that come 10 o clock I can dish them out like Santa himself.

I came across this recipe in Lisa Clark’s cookbook and I was intrigued to make it. I myself am not a huge lover of dates. I will eat a cake or a muffin if the dates are small but large clumps of dates and I will bypass the dish all together.

My mum was super excited to try this out, because there is an aunty in our church that always makes these.

My dad on the other hand, ate his share with his evening tea in the bedroom, I could hear him crunching away in the kitchen over the kettle… maybe he ate more than 1 at a time???

I actually enjoyed them, they were easy to make seeing as I had made a batch of the muesli over the weekend. The only problem I encountered was trying to mash up the dates in the blender, my mum put the dates in the fridge and they FROZE, nothing like a good pounding from the meat hammer.


  • 200g x pitted dates.
  • 100g x honey.
  • 60g x smooth peanut butter.
  • 250g x basic muesli.
  • Desiccated coconut for rolling.


  • Blitz the dates, honey and peanut butter together till combined.
  • Pour into a bowl and add the muesli.
  • Using your hands, shape the mixture into bite sized balls.
  • Roll them in the desiccated coconut.
  • Pop into the fridge to chill for 30 minutes before serving.

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