Crunchy Date Treats

Crunchy Date Treats

Crunchy Date Treats 992 661 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

These soft and chewy crunchy date treats are an easy and fast dessert you can whizz up in under 20 minutes.  Combining dates with crushed nuts or coconut is the best way to complement their sweet taste. For an even quicker date recipe, check out my coconut and nut stuffed dates.

crunchy date treats on a silver tray


  • 500 grams dates pitted (soft dates preferred – Medjools)
  • ½ cup peanuts roasted finely ground
  • ½ cup peanuts roasted coarsely ground
  • 1-2 tablespoons of honey
  • desiccated coconut to coat

Notes from Rouba

  • Learn more about the benefits of Medjool dates.
  • You can use date paste for this recipe.
  • You can roast your own peanuts or buy them roasted.
  • When processing the peanuts, make sure you don’t overprocess them as they will become oily.


Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Soften the pitted dates in the microwave for approximately one minute.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and combine well, bringing the mixture to a dough-like ball. Divide the mixture into smaller portions.
  3. Here are three ways to shape your crunchy date treats:

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