RAW DATE COCONUT BALLS

These Coconut Date Balls are quick and easy to make, plus they make a great healthy snack.  No baking either.  The inspiration for this recipe came from The Healthy Dish - so yummy and I extend a big thank you too!  A great healthy snack to have in the middle of a busy day when you need some extra energy to keep you going!
This is a recipe where you must use a Food Processor to get a fine grind of all the ingredients.
2 cups chopped pitted Dates
1 cup Almond Meal
3 Tblsp.  unsweetened Medium Shredded Coconut
1/2 tsp. Pure Almond Extract
1 Tblsp. Honey
2 Tblsp. Tahini butter (almond butter would be good too)
Unsweetened Medium Shredded Coconut - to roll the date balls in
Add the chopped dates and almond meal to the food processor.  Blend until the dates are fine.  Then add in the coconut, almond extract, honey and Tahini butter.  Blend very well until it begins to come together and look moist.
Roll into balls, and then roll in shredded coconut.
This recipe makes about 20 Coconut Date Balls - enjoy!

Ina Gawne
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20 comments on “RAW DATE COCONUT BALLS”

  1. I love making truffles like these, Ina! They are simple, healthy, and just so good! 🙂 I haven't used tahini in mine before though. Must try that. One of the vendors at the farmer's market has some terrific gluten-free, vegan truffles that she offers each week, and even though I can make them, I always buy some of hers for part of my breakfast. 😉
    Will share this one, dear! Have a good weekend!
    Shirley

    1. Janet!!! Chocolate - you are killing me here! They are now all gone, and I now want some in dipped chocolate. We just had dinner, and that sounds fabulous for dessert. You are my twin sister for sure..only the chocolate was your idea...I'm telling mom on you! xoxo

  2. Just made these tonight! And omg.... Yum!! I accidentally put vanilla extract rather than the almond! Oopsy... I'll get it right next time! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I used finely chopped walnuts instead of almond meal because almond meal has almost 2000 calories and the walnuts have 471 calories. I also used peanut butter instead of tahini paste, vanilla extract,added 1/2 cup of oats and dipped them in chocolate. It is to die for. It has 140 calories per ball. You can leave out the dipped chocolate for fewer calories but once you try them dipped in chocolate, you will not eat them differently.

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July 12, 2012
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