Delightful Danish Gingerbread Balls

These date balls are inspired by a Danish Christmas cookie called “honningkagehjerter” meaning honey-cake-hearts. They are like a heart shaped gingerbread cake covered in dark chocolate  These gingerbread balls taste just like a Danish gingerbread but they are made with healthy, plantbased ingredients. 


makes approx. 25-30 balls 

– 20 medjool dates (soaked in hot water for 10 minutes)
– 1-2 tbsp. water
– 70-90g rolled oats (gluten free if desired)
– 30g dark chocolate
– Spices: 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. ground cloves, ½ tsp. ground all spice, ½ tsp. ground ginger, 1/4 tsp. ground cardamom

Remove the pits from the dates and add them to a bowl together with the water.

Mash the dates with a fork until you get a sticky date paste.

Add the spices and mix well.

Chop the chocolate semi-fine and add it to the mixture and mix well.

Add the oats and mix it all together.

Form the mixture into small balls (you might want to sprinkle a little water on your hands to stop the paste from sticking to your hands)

Store them in an airtight container in the fridge

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