Cardamom Spiced Nut Date & Cacao Bites

by Zarina
Cardamom Spiced Nut Date & Cacao Bites

Don’t you love it when you can whip something deliciously divine up in literally minutes from store cupboard ingredients!  Filled with the goodness of nuts, dates, cacao powder, coconut oil, honey, and desiccated coconut… you know you can grab a second or even a third totally guilt-free! 

Everyone loves these cacao bites in our house… I make a batch at least once a month, and they last for ages in the fridge. They are charming if friends pop over for a cuppa. They really do make the perfect little snack any time of day.  This is the first time I added cardamom, cinnamon, and ginger to the mix, and yesssss I was pleased with the result… I think I actually prefer them spiced!! 

Variations to the recipe are plenty, swap the nuts for the ones you like; I often make a peanut version which my kids call the ‘snickers balls.’ Roll them in anything or swap honey for maple syrup, too… enjoy putting your own spin on them! 

Cardamom Spiced Nut Date & Cacao Bites

Cardamom Spiced Nut Date & Cacao Bites

Serves: 16 Prep Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • 120g Pistachios
  • 100g Cashew Nuts
  • 50g Almonds
  • 150g Dates seeded
  • 70g Coconut Oil
  • 35g Desiccated Coconut plus extra for coating
  • 1½ tbsps Cacao Powder
  • 55g Honey
  • 1 tsp Cardamom powder
  • ¾ tsp Cinnamon powder
  • ⅓ tsp Ginger


  1. Blitz all nuts and cacao powder in a food processor until combined
  2. Remove into a large mix bowl, add all other ingredients and mix really well by hand
  3. Form balls in the palms of your hands to the desired size
  4. Place some desiccated coconut in a bowl and roll each ball in desiccated coconut
  5. Refrigerate until ready to eat and enjoy!
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