Date and nut rolls made with tahini, medjool dates and a blend of nuts are a delicious sweet treat for a boost of energy. They’re easy to make and so customizable.
Date and Nut Rolls
These delicious date and nut rolls are one of my favorite treats to keep around. The rolls are made with blended medjool dates, tahini, cinnamon and a mix of almonds, walnuts and pistachios.
The mix is rolled into a log then coated in a combination of sesame seeds, crushed pistachios and coconut flakes. Enjoy them for a boost of energy throughout the day, or serve them at your next holiday gathering.
I love to add a handful of mini chocolate chips to these nut rolls, but you can leave them out for a no-added sugar option. The sweetness of the dates balances out the saltiness of the nuts so well, and makes for a delicious sweet treat.
What you’ll need for date and nut rolls
This recipe is an easy way to clean out your pantry if you have small amounts of nuts leftover. You can combine any variety of nuts and seeds you like to make it.
Medjool dates are the best option for this recipe since they are soft and mushy, and blend well in this recipe. If you medjool dates are on the firmer side, I suggest soaking the pitted dates in warm water for 20 minutes
The great part about this recipe is how customizable it is. I used 1 cup of nuts total, included a mix of raw almonds, walnuts and roasted pistachios. You can use any combination of nuts you prefer, like pecans, cashews or hazelnuts
Not many recipes for date and nut rolls call for tahini or nut butter, but I personally love the flavor it adds.
Chocolate chips are optional, but I’ll never say not to chocolate in my dessert
Toppings for coating
I used shredded coconut, sesame seeds and finely ground pistachios to coat my date and nut roll. I coated 1/3 of the roll with each of the toppings
Cinnamon and salt
How to make tahini date and nut rolls
- Pulse the nuts to roughly chop them. Set them aside
- Into the same blender, add in the dates, tahini, cinnamon and pinch of salt. Blend together to form a paste
- Combine the dates with the chopped nuts and chocolate chips, and roll into a log using parchment paper or plastic wrap to help you roll
- Coat the log in your choice of toppings. Wrap the roll back up and freeze for 1-2 hours
- Once firm, slice into rounds
Keep these in the fridge or freezer for a quick sweet treat, or leave them on the counter for up to 5 days. These date & nut rolls are a delicious energy-filled snack to have around!