Sultana and Date Bites

Sultana and Date Bites for babies and kids

Yum … somehow they mysteriously keep disappearing from the pantry.

I struggle having these in the house. I know technically, they’re meant to be a good, easy snack for Molly but somehow I am constantly finding myself at the pantry door scoffing down another one before anyone sees me.

These are a great recipe to get toddlers or older kids involved in too. It’s so simple and easy to make and if you secure some helpers it means less rolling for you! I generally roll a combination of balls and sticks to give Molly some variety.

If you’re feeling adventurous try switching the sultanas for any dried fruit you prefer. Apricots are also a big winner.

Enjoy!

Lanai xx

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (200g) pitted dates
  •  1 cup sultanas
  •  3 ½ cups desiccated coconut

Method

1. Place dates, sultanas and 3 cups of coconut in a food processor.
2. Whiz in food processor for 4-5 minutes or until ingredients form a smooth but firm mixture as shown below

Sultana and date bites for babies and kids mixture

3. Roll teaspoon sized pieces of the mixture into balls and/or logs (I like to do a combination of both as it allows the babies to practice picking up different shapes) and place on a clean plate. The mixture will seem quite oily at this stage however that is just because when the coconut and dates combine they create a cocoa butter.
4. Using the remaining ½ cup of coconut, place it on a clean plate and roll the logs and/or balls in it to coat.

This makes around 38 bites

Handy tips
*These are great for morning or afternoon tea and I generally give Molly two bites (one log and one ball) with some cut up fruit.
* Store in an airtight container in the pantry cupboard (Can be stored in the fridge if you want them to last longer however I would take them out of the fridge for 15 minutes before serving so they aren’t too hard for kids to munch on.

 

Sultana and Date Bites
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Serves: 38 bites
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups (200g) pitted dates
  • 1 cup sultanas
  • 3 ½ cups desiccated coconut
Instructions
  1. Place dates, sultanas and 3 cups of coconut in a food processor.
  2. Whiz in food processor for 4-5 minutes or until ingredients form a smooth but firm mixture.
  3. Roll teaspoon sized pieces of the mixture into balls and/or logs (I like to do a combination of both as it allows the babies to practice picking up different shapes) and place on a clean plate. The mixture will seem quite oily at this stage however that is just because when the coconut and dates combine they create a cocoa butter.
  4. Using the remaining ½ cup of coconut, place it on a clean plate and roll the logs and/or balls in it to coat.
 

Yummy, yummy mummy.

Molly with Sultana and Date Bites for babies and kids

You better not eat all these on me mum!

Molly with Sultana and Date Bites for babies and kids

 

 

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