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Tamarindo Candy

This tamarindo candy is inspired by a sweet, spicy and tart Mexican tamarind candy which is popular in Mexico and other parts of the world! This tamarind candy recipe has a healthy twist, takes less than 5 minutes to make and you don’t need fresh tamarind to make these delicious tamarind candy balls.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 10 tamarind candy balls
Calories 67kcal
Author Aubrey
Cost $3


  • Food processor


  • ¼ cup raw unsalted cashews
  • 6 large medjool dates 
  • 2 tablespoons tamarind concentrate (Tamicon brand)
  • 2 tablespoons (For Rolling) White Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Optional (for rolling): Tajin (Chili Lime Seasoning)


  • In food processor, blend cashews, medjool dates and tamarind concentrate.
  • Roll mixture into small balls. Makes about 10.
  • Roll balls in white sugar. You can also roll in a combination of white sugar and Tajin (mix to your desired spicy taste level).


Calories: 67kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 122mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 21IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg