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Easy 20 Minutes Date Rolls with Coconut

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Easy 20 Minutes Date Rolls with Coconut. We just love eating dates as they really help with sweet cravings.  How about you?  Do you love or hate them? 

Origin of Coconut

Modern genetic studies have identified the center of origin (as per Wikipedia) of coconuts as being the Central Indo-Pacific,

Yield: 12 depending on size

Easy 20 Minutes Date Rolls with Coconut

Date Rolls with Coconut on the outside
Prep Time 20 minutes
Bake Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 250 g butter
  • 3/4 cup castor sugar
  • 2 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cornflour
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • ½ cup of coconut (for covering)
  • 20 Dates (depending on size of rolls)


Beat butter until it's light in color.

Add sugar, beat until light and fluffy.

Add vanilla essence and beat again.

Using a spatula, fold in cornflour and then gradually add flour to make a soft dough.

Break into little pieces and place one date in the middle, and close it up and roll in coconut.

Bake at 180C / 350F for 20 minutes.


Prepared, tried, and tested Jennifer Govender Bisnath from The Recipe Hunter: Tried and Tested Recipes From Home Chefs

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 212Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 27mgSodium 87mgCarbohydrates 27gFiber 1gSugar 13gProtein 2g

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Benefit of dates

Read more on the five reasons to eat more dates

Nutritional facts about coconut

Find all the information here: 5 Impressive Benefits of Coconut

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2 thoughts on “Easy 20 Minutes Date Rolls with Coconut”

    • Hi Cindy. I am sure you will be able to veganisme this recipe. Please let me know how it turned out by sharing a rating a review when you made it. I would love to add your findings and if possible a picture to the post with your vegan version. Thanks in advance


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