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Sweeten up your life with these date dessert recipes

There's so much more to make with dates than just sticky date pudding! Find our best recipe for this classic plus biscuits, slices, muffins, and bite-sized treats starring caramelly dates.

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    Mini date and pistachio loaf cakes with espresso syrup

    This mini date and pistachio loaf cake recipe creates the perfect bake for sharing! Small yet satisfying, these little loaves are delicious served at your next morning tea drizzled with espresso syrup

    New Zealand Taste|

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    Date and nut bliss balls

    A healthy treat you can feel good about eating! This bliss balls recipe is natural, wholesome, and deliciously satisfying! Try rolling in cocoa powder, chopped nuts, coconut or seeds for a pretty finish


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    Date, nut and oat biscuits

    This easy date, nut and oat biscuit recipe is a delicious tin-filler. Perfect with a cup of tea or glass of milk, these biscuits are also diabetes-friendly


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    Sticky date pudding with butterscotch sauce

    Nadia Lim's sticky date pudding is so irresistible it will have you licking the bowl! The dates create such a gorgeous texture and sweetness, and that butterscotch sauce is just pure heaven.


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    Sugar-free salted date caramels

    These little salted date caramels will keep you full and provide the perfect afternoon pick-me-up without the refined sugar.

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Date and ginger slice

    An old favourite recipe with chewy, flavoursome dates and ginger, and crunchy cornflakes.

    New Zealand Taste|

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    Spiced Ginger Date Cake

    This cake looks as good as it tastes, with the aroma of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.

    New Zealand Taste|

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    Nourish Cafe’s date scones

    Tauranga's Nourish Café shares the recipe for their much-loved date scones. Dust with icing sugar and enjoy with a hot cup of tea or coffee


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    Tahini caramel choc cups

    These little caramel chocolate cups are so moreish - no one would ever guess they are made without refined sugar! Dates and maple syrup lend their sweetness for a delicious but healthy afternoon treat.

    New Zealand Taste|