Googie’s Kitchen presents 3 Delicious Date Ball Recipes Christmas Gift Ideas

3 Delicious Date Ball Recipes Christmas Gift Ideas

It’s that time of year again where I start to think about the gifts I would like to give to friends and family members. Many of my friends and family members live in the local area. I love making food for other people as it brings me so much joy. These 3 date ball recipes are just delicious and I think they would make a yummy present. It’s definitely one I’ll be giving this year. Below is a video and recipes for you.

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Chocolate Gingerbread Date Balls

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  • Sharp knife
  • Chopping board
  • Tablespoon
  • Food processor
  • Teaspoon
  • Bowl
  • Tupperware box


  • Medjool dates x 150g
  • Ground flax seeds x 4 heaped tbsp
  • Pecans x 150g
  • Chia seeds x 2 tbsp
  • Raw cacao powder or cocoa powder x 2 tbsp
  • Coconut oil x 2 tbsp
  • Maple syrup x 1 – 2 tbsp (optional)
  • Ground ginger x 1 tsp
  • Ground cinnamon x 2 tsp
  • Ground nutmeg x 1/4 tsp
  • Ground cloves x 1/4 tsp
  • Desiccated coconut x 2 heaped tbsp


  • Remove the stones from the dates and put them into the food processor.
  • Add in the ground flax seed, pecans, chia seeds, raw cacao powder or cocoa powder, coconut oil, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg and ground cloves.
  • Blend all of these ingredients together until the mixture forms a sort of ball.
  • Take a piece of the mixture and roll it between your hands until it forms a ball.
  • Roll it in the desiccated coconut until it is covered.
  • Repeat the process for the rest of the mixture.
  • Put in the fridge for a couple of hours or preferably overnight.
  • Then serve and enjoy.

Chocolate Orange and Sweet Cinnamon Date Balls

Equipment needed.

  • Sharp knife
  • Chopping board
  • Sauce pan
  • Food processor or stick blender and bowl
  • Bowls x 2
  • Plate


  • Medjool dates x 100g
  • Cashew nut butter x 100g
  • Dessicated coconut x 100g, plus extra for dusting
  • Raw cacao powder x 60g
  • Orange x 1 large or ginger x 2 tsp or cinnamon x 2 tsp


  • Start by removing the stones from the dates on the chopping board.
  • Next fill the sauce pan with about 20mls of water.
  • Add all the dates to the water and place on the stove for about 5 minutes on a high heat. (If using orange as a flavouring then just add the juice and the zest to the dates before boiling).
  • The water should dissolve and the dates will begin to stick together.
  • Once this starts to happen, remove from the heat and leave to cool.
  • Finally place the cashew nut butter, dessicated coconut, raw cacao powder and flavouring of your choice to the mix in the food processor. Or if using a stick blender then add to the bowl.
  • For example, if using ginger then add the ginger or if using the cinnamon then add the cinnamon.
  • Please see above for the the orange recipe.
  • Mix together all of the ingredients until a firm mixture forms.
  • Remove from the food processor into a bowl.
  • Spread the extra dessicated coconut onto a plate
  • Roll the mix into balls, any size you prefer and then roll in the desiccated coconut.
  • Eat immediately or put in the fridge.

Mint Chocolate Date and Fig Energy Balls


  • Sharp knife
  • Chopping board
  • Food processor
  • Tablespoon
  • Bowl
  • Storage container/mason jar


  • Medjool dates x 8
  • Dried figs x 8
  • Almond butter x 150g
  • Ground flaxseed x 2 tbsp
  • Mint x 10 – 12 leaves
  • Raw cacao powder or cocoa powder x 4 tbsp plus extra for dusting


  • Start by slicing the medjool dates lengthways in half then remove the stones.
  • Put the dates into the food processor.
  • Then cut the dried figs into halves and quarters.
  • Put the figs into the food processor.
  • Slice the mint leaves and put these into the food processor.
  • Add in the almond butter, ground flaxseed and raw cacao powder or cacao powder.
  • Place the lid on the food processor and blend all the ingredients together.
  • Blend until everything in chopped up.
  • The mixture will resemble breadcrumbs.
  • Put extra raw cacao powder or cocoa powder into the bowl.
  • Take a tablespoon of the mixture and compress in your palm into a ball.
  • Roll the ball around in the powder in the bowl.
  • Once the ball is covered in the powder put into the storage container/mason jar.
  • Store in the fridge for up to three weeks if they last that long.
  • Then serve and enjoy.
Mint Chocolate Date and Fig Balls

3 Delicious Date Ball Recipes Christmas Gift Ideas have been a big hit with my friends, family and myself!!! These would make a great present for yourself or a friend. That’s if you can bare to part with them. However you decide to enjoy this treat, as always, please enjoy. Thank you. xxx