Date & Pistachio Rolls Recipe

Date & Pistachio Rolls are a delightful, naturally sweetened treat that combines the rich flavor of dates with the nutty taste of pistachios, enhanced by the aromatic spices of cardamom and cinnamon. These rolls are perfect for a healthy snack, a delicious dessert, or even as a sophisticated addition to a cheese board. Here’s how to make them:


  • 150g pistachios: Divided; these will be used both within the rolls and as a coating.
  • 400g Medjool dates: Chopped; these naturally sweet fruits act as the base of the rolls.
  • 2 tbsp tahini: Adds a creamy texture and a nutty flavor.
  • 1 tsp cardamom: For a sweet, spicy aroma.
  • 1 tsp cinnamon: Adds warmth and depth.
  • 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder: Provides a subtle chocolatey hint.
  • Pinch of salt: Enhances all the flavors.
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  1. Prepare the Pistachios:
    • Chop or pulse about 100g of the pistachios in a food processor until they are coarsely ground. Set aside the ground pistachios on a plate for later use. Keep the remaining 50g whole or coarsely chopped for the filling.
  2. Mix the Ingredients:
    • In a food processor, combine the chopped Medjool dates, tahini, cardamom, cinnamon, cocoa powder, a pinch of salt, and the 50g of coarsely chopped or whole pistachios. Pulse until the mixture is well combined and starts to form a sticky dough. If the mixture seems too dry, you can add a little more tahini to help it bind together.
  3. Form the Rolls:
    • Take small portions of the mixture and roll them into small logs or balls, depending on your preference. The size is up to you, but typically about the length and thickness of a finger works well for rolls.
  4. Coat the Rolls:
    • Roll each of the formed pieces in the ground pistachios until they are fully coated. Gently press the pistachios into the rolls to ensure they stick well.
  5. Chill:
    • Place the pistachio-coated rolls on a tray or plate lined with parchment paper. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to allow the rolls to firm up.
  6. Serve:
    • Once chilled and firm, the Date & Pistachio Rolls are ready to be served. They can be enjoyed as a sweet treat at room temperature or kept cool.


  • Medjool Dates: Ensure your dates are pitted before chopping. If they feel dry, you can soak them in warm water for 10 minutes, then drain and dry before using.
  • Tahini: If you’re not a fan of tahini, you can substitute it with almond butter or any nut butter of your choice for a different flavor profile.
  • Storage: Date & Pistachio Rolls can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, making them a great make-ahead snack.

Enjoy your delicious and nutritious Date & Pistachio Rolls, a simple yet elegant treat that’s sure to satisfy your sweet tooth in a healthy way!