Coconut Date Balls (Video Recipe)

Coconut date balls – a vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, no-bake snack. These little treats are great all natural healthy snack perfect to enjoy evening snack as desserts after meals or after school snacks for kids. These little treats are quick and easy to make with minimal ingredients and procedure. All it needs is a food processor, 4 ingredients and 5 minutes of your time.

A great way to incorporate nuts and dates into your diet in an amazing way. The natural sugar from dates satisfies your sweet cravings and kids love them too. These are the best substitute for the sugar-laden store-bought stuff.

Coconut Date Balls recipe variations

Feel free to adapt this recipe to suit your taste and diet preference. Sunflower seeds or melon seeds makes a great substitute for almonds. You could add protein-rich peanut butter, pumpkin seed butter or sunflower butter for good taste and texture. Mix in chia seeds or flaxseeds for an extra nutritional boost. You could roll date balls in crushed nuts or oats if you fancy.

Check out more delicious sugar-free treats:

Healthy date bars

Oatmeal energy balls

Ingredients

Dates: 360 gms (1 cup packed), pitted

Desiccated coconut: 50 gms (1/2 cup)

Almonds: 100 gms (1/2 cup)

Coconut oil: 1 tsp

Instructions

Place almonds, dates, coconut oil, desiccated coconut and process on high-speed until everything combines well and holds together when you press it.

Ingredients in food processor to make coconut date balls.

Roll tablespoon measure of the mixture into balls, roll them in shredded coconut to coat.

rolling coconut date balls in coconut flakes.

Enjoy nutritious and delicious coconut date balls!

 

Watch how to make Coconut Date Balls

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Coconut Date Balls

Coconut date balls - a vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, no-bake snack. These little treats are great all natural healthy snack perfect to enjoy evening snack as desserts after meals or after school snacks for kids.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: universal
Servings: 12 balls
Author: Geetha Priyanka

Ingredients

1 cup = 250ml ; 1 tbsp = 15ml

  • 360 gms (1 cup packed) Dates pitted
  • 50 gms (1/2 cup) Desiccated coconut
  • 100 gms (1/2 cup) Almonds
  • 1 tsp Coconut oil

Instructions

  • Place almonds in a food processor, pulse until it is roughly chopped.
  • Now add dates, coconut oil, desiccated coconut and process on high-speed until everything combines well and holds together when you press it.
  • Roll tablespoon measure of the mixture into balls, roll them in shredded coconut to coat.
  • Enjoy nutritious and delicious coconut date balls!

Video

Notes

You can swap in cashews, walnuts, pecans for almonds.
The natural sweetness from dates is sufficient for this recipe. If you need more sweetness, you may add maple syrup, agave syrup or any healthy alternative sweetener.
You may have to pause while processing to scrape the dates mixture from the sides of the food processor container.
You can place the balls in a parchment lined baking sheet and keep it in the fridge for 1-2 hours before you serve.
Freeze them for longer storage.

Notes

You can swap in cashews, walnuts, pecans for almonds.

The natural sweetness from dates is sufficient for this recipe. If you need more sweetness, you may add maple syrup, agave syrup or any healthy alternative sweetener.

You may have to pause while processing to scrape the dates mixture from the sides of the food processor container.

You can place the balls in a parchment lined baking sheet and keep it in the fridge for 1-2 hours before you serve.

Freeze them for longer storage.

Check out more delicious sugar-free drinks that your family will like:

Watermelon Slushie

Tropical Smoothie

Strawberry Banana Milkshake

Pineapple Banana Smoothie

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