date donut holes-the variety pack


raw-vegan-date-donut-hole-variety-packalright, serious question…who in the world doesn’t like a treat every now and again?

i obviously do as evidenced here, here, here and here.

we weren’t desert wild at my house growing up but quite often a weekend morning would lend to a handpicked sweet roll plate from the local bakery. we fancied slicing them up for a sample plate and munching on them throughout the morning.

these days fried doughy cake isn’t quite as exciting to me but i do still have a little sweet tooth. saturday and sunday mornings are still a prime hangout opportunity as well, so while back home in october i grabbed my mom’s food processor and got to work.

some time ago i shared a simple two ingredient date donut hole recipe which is where you’ll begin. then it’s as easy as rolling in your flavors of choice. it’s up to you how creative you get with your flavor options—my favorites have been cinnamon sugar, dusted cacao and a powdered maple.

what you’ll need for the date donut holes:

2 cups medjool dates, pitted

1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

place both ingredients in the food processor and process until well mixed. the mixture will get gooey and begin to form little clusters. at this point it can easily be rolled into balls. this recipe will make 18-20 donut holes depending on the size you roll and how many you eat along the way. i prefer to use about 1 tablespoon per donut hole. these can be eaten immediately, chilled for a short while in the refrigerator and occasionally i leave mine on the counter uncovered overnight to dry out just a touch. assuming some are still remaining i store them in an airtight container.

for the variety pack:

roll each date donut hole in 1-2TB flavor/s of choice, such as, cacao powder, shredded coconut, chopped seeds or nuts, powdered maple sugar, vanilla powder, mixture of ground cinnamon and coconut sugar, etc.

ps-i love dunking these in any of my nut and seed milk recipes such as: instant almond butter milk, winterized walnut milk or plain walnut milk, superfood frenzy hemp milk, sweet and creamy almond milk or instant chocolate almond milk.


40 Responses to “date donut holes-the variety pack”
  1. Molly Ho says:

    Mmmm, your photo makes it look so good! I wouldn’t mind eating a few of these.

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  3. Jessica says:

    How delicious do these look?! I am all about donut holes but healthy donut holes, FTW. I will have to try these for sure!

  4. Krysten says:

    My husband loves dates, so I’m sure he would find these absolutely amazing! I need to try to make them for him as a surprise soon!

  5. Gunjan says:

    Wow! This looks scrumptious. I love donut holes and if its made with dates its even more desirable.

  6. Kate says:

    These look super yummy and tasty!

  7. Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen says:

    This would make the perfect afternoon snack for work! So much better than vendor machine food or chips. Dates make a great substitute that’s both tasty and healthy.

  8. Ali says:

    Tasty balls can i get them right now? 😀

  9. Sharon says:

    I love sweets and cannot resist even when I try a big diet, I love changing the taste of salty with something sweet! Thanks for sharing this, will try to do it xx

  10. This post made me smile! I make date energy balls for my daughter and my husband calls them “her timbits”. This is a fantastic way to feel indulged without all the processed sugar!

  11. Whimsy says:

    Woow, this recipe seems so simple and easy! I love it!

  12. Amy says:

    Philosophical question – if they were never part of a donut, do they still count as donut holes? Regardless, they look DELICIOUS!

  13. This looks so delicious!! Donut holes for a date sounds amazing!!

  14. Aneta says:

    Jessica, those look absolutely delicious! On my list to make …

  15. Aarika says:

    These sound so scrumptious and are easy to make! I can’t wait to try these rolled in raw cacao powder, cinnamon, and a little almond butter. Yum!

  16. Alice says:

    oh my god I WANT THOSE! I’m not the cook here so as soon as hubby comes back from his trip, he’s going to have to make me these 😀 Can’t wait to taste your recipe!

    • Jessica says:

      lol. no cooking required, you could totally make these. my 13-year old niece made them last time i was visiting (:

  17. Liz says:

    These look so yummy! I’m going to give them a try. Love they are so easy to make.

  18. McKayla says:

    Yum! I want to try these. I really need to buy a food processor though. I run into recipes all the time that require one! Thanks for sharing!

  19. Bethel says:

    every step makes it seem so delicious. And i like the design of your website 🙂

  20. Helena says:

    Sounds delish!! So easy and simple for a sweet treat!

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