Ginger Balls

ginger balls

These simple balls are my little man’s and my Mums current favourite snack. I made them in response to a request from one of our lovely readers and we think they are perfect for the festive season! I hope you like them.

Ginger Balls

1 cup medjool dates, seeds removed

1 cup raw cashews

1 tablespoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon concentrated natural vanilla extract

pinch of salt

1/4 cup of desiccated coconut to roll the balls in

Place the ingredients into your blender or food processor and blend until it is coming together. Roll into balls. Roll in the coconut. Place in the fridge to set. Enjoy.

  • Lauren

    Hi Bianca,

    THANK YOU!!!

    Thank you so much for recreating this recipe for me – it is delicious! It is so difficult to say no to all the sweets and treats at Christmas time and thanks to you and your recipes, now I can still enjoy my favourite treats. I have just made my first batch and can’t believe how good they taste. I am thinking about varying the recipe slightly to make Rum Balls for my husband.

    I can’t wait to share these with the family and see if they notice any difference to the ones I usually make with biscuits and condensed milk.

    Thanks again!

    Merry Christmas!

  • bianca

    Thank you Lauren, I am glad you like them. I hope your family enjoys them too. x

  • loulou

    I just made these with pumpkin & sunflower seeds instead of nuts due to allergy & they are very yummy!

    • bianca

      Thank you Lou Lou, I am glad you have enjoyed them. x

  • Nicole

    I have just made these but I only had fresh ginger on hand….OMG they are delicious, kind of reminded me of the Europe Sesame Bars, will definitely be making these again and again and again. Thanks Bianca!

    • Bianca Slade

      I am glad you like them, I remember those bars!! Thank you! B. x

    • Yvonne Larkworthy Warren

      I’d love to making these with fresh ginger! How much did you use, Nicole?

      • Nicole

        I probably used about a 1.5cm piece finely grated, I actually didn’t measure it I just kept grating until I thought it was enough lol, they were so good though even my hubby loved them and he is so not into this wholefood eating!

        • Yvonne Larkworthy Warren

          Ok, thanks very much for that. :-)

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  • Sarah Andrews

    These were lovely but I didn’t nail the ginger. As a result, it has spawned a wide array of date and nut ball recipe variations my family now have as a healthier snack staple. We’ve had date and cashew, date and macadamia and date and almond. All super yummy and all gone within days! Thanks for a great recipe!

    • Bianca Slade

      Thank you ! All of those versions sound divine!

  • Corina

    How long do they keep in the fridge?

    • Bianca Slade

      They keep really well. We eat them within a week or so but they keep fine. You can also freeze them. x

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  • Valeska

    These are the latest favourite in our house. I was a little hesitant about the ginger but the flavour is subtle and it works a treat. Love them!! Thanks Bianca :)

    • Bianca Slade

      Thank you. x

  • Jacquelyn

    These balls are delicious and loved by everyone who has tried them. Thankyou for the recipe.

    • Bianca Slade

      Thank you!! I really appreciate the feedback. I am glad they have been enjoyed. x

  • Joely

    Hi can you suggest any other options to roll the balls in other than coconut?

    • Janine Bartram

      You don’t have to roll them in anything they are still delicious, though you could try crushed nuts or ground nuts

  • Lee Haley

    Do you have to soak the dates first?

    • Janine Bartram

      Lee, i used died dates and didn’t bother soaking them.

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  • Janet

    how many balls does this recipe yield?

    • Bianca Slade

      I am not sure, maybe around 10 depending on the size you roll them. x

  • Janine Bartram

    OMG! These are now my favorite, love love love them. I just use packet dried dates and i didn’t bother soaking them.

    • Bianca Slade

      Thank you for the feedback, I am sure that will help many people. I am glad you enjoy the recipe. x

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  • Holly Murray

    Love these! Have just made them for my little girl, hoping I don’t eat them all so she can actually have some! haha. I used dried pitted dates and soaked for 5-10 minutes. Perfect!