4 Ingredient Coconut Covered Date Balls Recipe

Coconut covered date balls

I have been noticing my main meals during the day are pretty healthy; however, my problem has always been in the snack department. I snack on everything but mostly some sort of protein/nut/granola/date bar. So upon doing some reading and realising how awful sugar is for your body (some of the nutrition bars can basically just be big, gigantic chocolate bars!), I wanted to make a simple, no fuss, sugar free treat that can act as a snack or a mini dessert.

I’m telling you these coconut date balls are the easiest thing EVER. I made one batch but still have remaining dates so will definitely be making another batch soon. Probably tonight 😛

This will make about 12 date balls. Will literally take you 5-10 minutes to prepare and clean everything. So easy!

First, the ingredients:

  1. 1/2 Cup Unsweetened coconut flakes (I purchased an already shredded package but to be cost effective you can buy the flakes and they’ll be a little cheaper)
  2. 1 1/2 Tbsp Coconut oil
  3. 1/3 Cup Cashews
  4. 10 Medjool Dates
  5. 1 1/2 Tbsp Water – Ok there’s 5 ingredients but water doesn’t count 🙂

Date balls ingredients

Put the cashews into a food processor and pulsate for 10 seconds. So it is a bit like the texture below.date-balls-cashew

Add, pitted dates, 1/4 coconut flakes (save the rest on the side so you have enough to roll the date balls in), 1 1/2 Tbsp coconut oil and water.

You should have to process this for about another 30-45 seconds so that all of the ingredients are appropriately processed and mixed well.

Scoop up the mixture with a mini ice cream scooper (or you can use a tablespoon) so that you can ensure that all the balls are the same size.

Once rolled around, put these balls into the leftover coconut flake mixture.

date-balls-coconut

Store in the fridge for at least an hour (I made these at night and kept them overnight).

Voila!

date-balls-final

Recipe has been modified from Sweet Phi

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