Date Nut Pop'Ems

It is not hard to convince people of any age to eat Date Nut Pop'Ems, and they have so much more nutrition than the average snack. This recipe is from my book Disease-Proof Your Child. Date Nut Pop'Ems are also available for purchase.

Date Nut Pop'Ems
(3-6 Servings)

  • 1 cup of ground nuts: cashews, walnuts, sunflower seeds, and almonds (cashew butter can be substituted for the ground cashews)
  • 2 date coconut rolls or 3 soft medjool dates

Grind the nuts and seeds in a high-powered blender of coffee grinder to make a fine nut flour. I often use the back of a wooden spoon to crush the walnuts into a paste. Knead the date roll or mashed medjool dates into the powdered/crushed nuts. Add the cashew butter if desired and continue to knead until an even consistency. Mold into bite-size balls that toddlers can use as finger food. You can grind a large amount of the nuts at one time and store in the freezer for later use.

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K. - March 12, 2006 2:38 PM

Just made these (substituting dried apricots because we have no soft dates) for my 2 1/2 year old. I rolled them in a little toasted coconut, and she is loving them. ;)

Thomas Ketchum - June 5, 2006 10:24 PM

I have not read your book yet but I am interested in the healthy living for children. Please contact me with more info

Jason Heetland - August 22, 2006 5:46 PM

If you need a place to find quality Medjool Date grown by a family run farm please visit

Jane - March 8, 2011 4:55 PM

Jason, I am quite willing to support small farmers, however small farmers also need to be willing to support their supporters... and ridiculous prices are not the best way of doing that.

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