This recipe is a favourite of our regulars at the Hole In One Café here at Millbrook Resort, particularly with kids.

Gluten and dairy free and no added sugar, these balls are the perfect mid-afternoon snack, and if figs aren’t your style then you can simply replace them with more dates.


630g dried figs 
330g dried dates
600g raw cashew nuts
10g vanilla paste
40g cocoa
48g cinnamon
28g salt 


  1. Remove the stalks from the dried figs, then roughly chop up with the dried dates.
  2. Place in a food processor and blend until almost smooth.
  3. Next, add all other ingredients and blend until well combined and mixture is paste-like.
  4. Spoon out the mixture into tablespoon sized balls, and roll into a ball.
  5. Place on a tray lined with baking paper. Refrigerate until ready to enjoy.

If you can have dairy, melt dark chocolate top for an extra treat! 


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About the Hole In One Cafe

Housed in a beautifully restored stone building, the Hole In One Café is set in a park-like setting with towering trees, ponds with friendly ducks, cosy fireside lounging and pleasant patio areas to enjoy the sunshine and mountain views. 

Open to all visitors whether popping in for a coffee or staying on resort, the café has plenty of tasty counter options, and extensive lunch and dinner menus.

Click here to find out more about the Hole In One Café,