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Dates Roll

Updated: May 31

Dates Roll

Total cooking Time

35 minutes



A dates and biscuit roll is a delightful dessert that combines the natural sweetness of dates with the satisfying crunch of biscuits, resulting in a delectable treat that's perfect for satisfying your sweet cravings. This no-bake dessert is not only easy to make but also offers a wonderful balance of flavors and textures that will impress your guests and delight your family. Here's a detailed guide on how to create a dates and biscuit roll:


  1. Dates (pitted)

  2. Digestive biscuits (or any plain, slightly sweet biscuits)

  3. Unsalted butter

  4. Egg

  5. Optional add-ins: chopped nuts, shredded coconut, cocoa powder, vanilla extract


1. Prepare the Dates:

  1. Begin by pitting the Medjool dates to remove the seeds. You can do this by gently cutting a slit in each date and removing the pit. If the dates are particularly dry, you can soak them in warm water for a few minutes to soften them. After soaking, drain the water thoroughly before using the dates.

2. Crush the Biscuits:

  1. The base of the dates and biscuit roll is created by crushing the digestive biscuits into fine crumbs. This can be done using a couple of methods:

  2. Place the digestive biscuits in a sturdy plastic bag and use a rolling pin to crush them. This method is quite satisfying and allows you to control the texture of the crumbs.

  3. Alternatively, you can use a food processor to quickly pulse the biscuits until they are finely ground. This method is efficient and ensures even-sized crumbs.

3. Mix Dates and Biscuit Crumbs:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the crushed biscuits with the softened pitted dates. Use your hands to gently knead and mix the two ingredients together. The aim is to evenly distribute the dates throughout the biscuit crumbs. As you mix, you'll notice the mixture coming together and forming a cohesive texture.

4. Add Butter and Flavor Enhancements:

  1. Melt a small amount of unsalted butter (approximately 2-3 tablespoons) either in the microwave or on the stovetop. Allow the melted butter to cool slightly before adding it to the biscuit and date mixture. The melted butter serves as a binding agent, helping to hold the ingredients together.

  2. Gently pour the melted butter into the mixture and thoroughly combine it. This can be done using a spatula or your hands. The result should be a slightly sticky mixture that holds its shape when pressed.

  3. If you'd like to elevate the flavors further, consider adding optional flavorings such as a splash of vanilla extract or a touch of cocoa powder. These additions can infuse your dates and biscuit roll with extra depth and richness.

5. Shape and Roll:

  1. Lay a sheet of plastic wrap or parchment paper on a clean surface. Transfer the mixture onto the sheet and begin shaping it into a rectangular or cylindrical log. You can adjust the size of the log based on your preferences.

  2. As you shape the log, use the plastic wrap or parchment paper to guide you. Tightly roll the mixture, ensuring it's compact and well-formed. The plastic wrap or parchment paper will help you achieve a neat and uniform shape.

6. Chill and Set:

  1. Once the log is shaped, wrap it securely in the plastic wrap or parchment paper. Place the wrapped log in the refrigerator for a few hours, or until it's firm to the touch. Chilling the log allows the mixture to set, making it easier to slice and serve later.

7. Slice and Serve:

  1. After the log has been thoroughly chilled and is firm, unwrap it from the plastic wrap or parchment paper. Use a sharp knife to slice the log into rounds or slices. The thickness of the slices can be adjusted to your preference.

  2. Arrange the slices on a serving plate. The presentation can be as simple or elaborate as you like. You can even dust the slices with a bit of cocoa powder or powdered sugar for an elegant touch.

8. Presentation and Garnish:

  1. Your dates and biscuit roll is now ready to be served! The slices can be enjoyed on their own, but you can also consider adding a dollop of freshly whipped cream or a drizzle of chocolate sauce for an extra touch of indulgence.

  2. Additionally, if you incorporated optional add-ins like chopped nuts or shredded coconut, you might want to sprinkle a few on top of each slice for added texture and visual appeal.

9. Variations and Customizations:

  1. One of the beauties of the dates and biscuit roll is its adaptability. Feel free to get creative by customizing the recipe to your taste:

  2. Experiment with different types of biscuits or cookies to vary the texture and flavor of the roll.

  3. Incorporate a mix of chopped nuts, such as almonds, walnuts, or pistachios, for added crunch and taste.

  4. Consider adding shredded coconut for a tropical twist and extra visual interest.

  5. Drizzle melted chocolate over the slices for a decadent finish.

  6. If you prefer a touch of spice, you can include a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg in the mixture.

10. Storage:

  1. If you have leftovers, you can store the dates and biscuit roll slices in an airtight container in the refrigerator. This will help maintain their freshness and texture.

In conclusion, creating a dates and biscuit roll is a delightful culinary adventure that requires no baking and offers endless possibilities for customization. This dessert is perfect for special occasions, gatherings, or simply as a sweet treat to enjoy at home. The blend of natural sweetness from the dates and the satisfying crunch of the biscuits makes for a dessert that is not only delicious but also visually appealing. So, roll up your sleeves, gather your ingredients, and embark on the journey of crafting a dates and biscuit roll that will be a memorable addition to your culinary repertoire.


  1. Butter – 150 gm

  2. Sugar – 75 gm

  3. Dates finely chopped- 250 gm

  4. Biscuit(Marie gold/Arrowroot) – 200 gm

  5. Egg – 1

Method of preparation

  1. Take a saucepan and add butter to it

  2. After the butter gets melted, add sugar

  3. Now add chopped dates when the sugar also melts completely

  4. Add crushed biscuit pieces to it

  5. Mix everything along with one beaten egg

  6. Using a butter paper, roll this mix in the shape of a cylinder

  7. Refrigerate it for 3 to 4 hours

  8. After cooling, cut it into 1/2 inch small pieces

  9. Our Dates Roll is ready to serve.

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