No-Bake Traybakes

No-Bake Date Rolls

It looks a little like Fifteens, before you cut into it anyway. It’s a similar log shape and is coated with coconut, and these No-Bake Date Rolls are just as easy to make, with an equally simple list of ingredients.

These were one of my favorites when I was a child and may explain my continuing love of dates as an adult, and the numerous date traybake recipes I have already made for the blog!

Dates, butter, sugar, rice krispies and coconut. That’s it! No baking involved. You don’t even need a baking tin, just some parchment paper or even tin foil. In fact, you don’t even need to roll it into a log shape – that’s just pure nostalgia for me. You could easily roll the date and krispie mixture into small balls and cover those in coconut. Either way, this No-Bake Date Roll traybake is chewy, sticky, a little crunchy and delicious!


8oz/225g dates, chopped (this is about 1½ cups)

2oz/55g/½ stick butter

3oz/85g/½ cup dark brown sugar

2oz/55g/2 cups Rice Krispies

desiccated coconut, to cover


1.  Melt the butter, sugar and chopped dates in a saucepan, stirring frequently, until it turns into a thick, sticky paste

2.  Cool this sugary, date paste slightly, then add the Rice Krispies and mix well.

3.  Roll into a log shape on a piece of parchment paper and cover the outside with coconut. You may need to squish and squash it together somewhat to achieve the desired shape and you can use the parchment paper to help with this if you don’t want to get your hands too sticky.

4.  Wrap up tightly in the parchment paper and twist the ends to close and stop the coconut escaping. Place in the fridge to set. Slice and enjoy!

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