Nut & Date Energy Roulade

Recipe Nut Date Energy Roulade01

A delicious snack for a quick energy boost! 


  • 1 cup nut butter (almond, peanut, cashew or mixed nuts) – divided into 2 halves 
  • 5 pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 15g goji berries
  • 50g chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp Japanese toasted black sesame – divided into 2 halves 
  • 50g coconut chips – divided into 2 halves
  • 10g freeze dried strawberries – divided into 2 halves 
  • Sea salt 


  1. Heat a frying pan on medium heat. Toast coconut chips till they turn a light brown. Set aside. Soak pitted dates in the hot water. 
  2. Place half of the nut butter in a smoothie blender, softened dates, honey and 1 tablespoon of the soaking water. Pulse till blended. 1 more tablespoon water may be added to keep the mixture moving. 
  3. Add the rest of the nut butter, goji berries, half of the sesame seeds, chocolate chips, half of the freeze-dried strawberries and half of the coconut chips. Pulse till just blended. Mixture may need a few hand kneading to combine all ingredients. Set aside. 
  4. On a large tray, combine remaining sesame seeds, coconut chips. freeze dried strawberries and a pinch of salt. Spread out mixture evenly.
  5. Put on a pair of gloves. Roll nut butter mixture into a 5cm roulade. Coat roulade with the seed/choc/strawberry mixture until well covered. Place roulade onto a large cling wrap and roll tight, twisting the ends to tighten, resembling a salami roll. 
  6. Chill roulade in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or till firm. Once firmed, cut to desired slices. Keep roulade in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.