Lamington Balls – A perfect sweet treat

These delicious little morsels came about as I was trying to replicate a packaged snack we had found in the supermarket when my eldest two kids were little. We had found some bars that had a good ingredients list and I was happy to give them. Happy, that is, except when it came to the price tag. At over $5 for a pack of 5, there was no way these were going to make it into our regular snack rotation. So I took note of the ingredients and started playing around with different quantities until I came up with a recipe we were all happy with.

And so lamington balls were born. They are so fast and simple to make. I can have a batch of them whipped up within minutes. And by using organic and preservative free ingredients, I can also be sure that my kids won’t react to them. My youngest daughter absolutely adores them.

I store these in the freezer, ready to pop straight into lunchboxes. They’re also pretty good with a cuppa for an afternoon pick-me-up or an after-dinner sweet treat.

My only extra piece of advice? Make a double batch – they’ll go fast!


  • 8 Medjool dates
  • ½ cup sunflower kernels
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut, plus extra for rolling
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  1. Blend all ingredients in a food processor until able to be stuck together. If necessary, add a teaspoon of water to help it stick.
  2. Using wet hands, roll into balls, then roll in coconut. Makes about 12, depending on size.
Lamington balls


Don’t forget – you can find more simple lunchbox recipes like this in my Lunchbox Lifesavers ebook, which you can purchase now in my shop.


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