Date and Nut Slices Recipe

Sweet and chewy, with plenty of texture from a variety of mixed nuts, these quick and easy date slices are perfect for iftar during Ramadan.

Middle Eastern 10 minutes 10 minutes Easy 28 slices


  • 50g butter
  • 250g pitted dates, finely chopped
  • 50g granulated sugar
  • 20g chopped pistachios
  • 20g chopped almonds
  • 20g chopped cashews
  • 50g Marie biscuits or digestive biscuits, broken into pieces
  • sesame seeds, for sprinkling


Melt the butter in a saucepan on a low heat and add the dates and sugar. Cook until the dates soften and start to look mushy. This will take 8–10 minutes. Add the chopped nuts and biscuits and stir everything together.

Take a sheet of baking paper and lay out flat. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and place the date mixture on top. Roll into a log shape, using the paper to help make a tight roll. Chill in the fridge for 1 hour until firm, then cut into 1cm slices. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2–3 weeks.

Date and Nut Slices Recipe by Anisa Karolia

Recipe notes by Anisa

Start your day with these delicious, nutritious slices. Perfect for Ramadan, for suhoor or iftar, they are rich in vitamins and minerals and packed with lots of energy. These will help suppress sugar cravings and you control your appetite through the day.

The Ramadan Cookbook by Anisa Karolia

About this recipe

This Date and Nut Slices recipe is extracted from The Ramadan Cookbook by Anisa Karolia and photography by Ellis Parrinder (Ebury Press).

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