This is one of those annoying posts where a person tries to convince you that a fruit-based dessert is just as good as a pint of Ben & Jerry’s. And while I think said pint is a gift from heaven, I also know that I wouldn’t be able to walk if I had some every night for dessert. Enter, coconut date rolls.

coconut date rolls

How did I get turned on to coconut date rolls, you ask? It was less than a year ago and I saw them in Whole Foods and thought they looked interesting. I love to buy overpriced items from WF in hopes that I’ll enjoy it enough to eat it all. Sometimes it’s a major fail, but this time it was a major win. I’m now addicted and have purchased four packages at once recently in order to ensure that I won’t run out of inventory. #dedicated.

coconut date rolls

I’ve forced a lot of people in my life to try these out, and they’ve all been converted .. or at least they know to pretend to love them. Something about date rolls tastes subtly of a chocolate-caramel hybrid. Not bad, if you ask me. Plus, I’m weirdly good at portion control with said rolls; eating just one (about 100 calories) is more than enough to satisfy my sweet tooth.

And another plus – date rolls typically have only one or two ingredients – dates and coconuts in my roll, but some have almonds or other nuts in them as well. This makes it easy to enjoy a small indulgence while still eating relatively healthy. According to the internet, dates are a good source of potassium and help relieve constipation. Obviously what I look for in a dessert.

Tell me: Have you ever tried coconut date rolls before?

13 Comments on My Favorite Healthy Dessert: Coconut Date Rolls

  1. elizabeth murphy
    October 14, 2015 at 1:20 am (7 years ago)

    Coconut date rolls are the best! Your photos aren’t too bad either 🙂

  2. Allison @neversaydiebeauty
    October 14, 2015 at 3:27 pm (7 years ago)

    Oddly enough, I love dates and I love coconut but not together, but glad that you found them 🙂

  3. Lola Seicento
    October 14, 2015 at 3:37 pm (7 years ago)


  4. Heather
    October 14, 2015 at 6:17 pm (7 years ago)

    These are my favorite I get them at Earthfare, but I am addicted. I have to take 1 or 2 and walk away heheh

  5. Shipra Taneja
    October 14, 2015 at 8:28 pm (7 years ago)

    Mmm, yummy! I have made many desserts with dates, and they are just as rich and fabulous as the “real” thing! 🙂

    October 14, 2015 at 10:57 pm (7 years ago)

    I love date rolls! Yum! You make me want to make some.

  7. Erika
    October 15, 2015 at 12:47 am (7 years ago)

    Mmm… Dates…

  8. Collective Beauty
    October 15, 2015 at 1:12 am (7 years ago)

    Ohh I wish I read this earlier because I just did my grocery shopping at WF this morning! I will watch out for these when I’m there next week!

  9. marciaf
    October 15, 2015 at 2:03 am (7 years ago)

    My husband would love these. I’ll have to see if I can find them and surprise him.

  10. FabZilla_Kath
    October 15, 2015 at 2:26 am (7 years ago)

    great option for the sweet-toothed health-concious gals!

  11. Phyrra
    October 15, 2015 at 3:48 am (7 years ago)

    I need to try these!

  12. Pubali Babi Chatterjee
    October 15, 2015 at 11:15 pm (7 years ago)

    I love dates but coconut…not so much. Chocolate covered I would love!

  13. Laura
    October 16, 2015 at 2:17 am (7 years ago)

    OOOOO THese look fantastic!