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Coconut Date Balls

August 24, 2020

Preparation Time:  approximately 10 minutes

Serving Size: 4 (1 oz) balls (Makes about 7 servings)

Ingredients

2 cups walnuts or pecans

1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

2 cups Energy Dates: Khudri*, pitted

½ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons water

Options: 1 cup shredded coconut or ¼ cup cocoa powder (for rolling)

Directions

  1. In a large food processor fitted with an "S" blade, process the nuts and coconut until crumbly.
  2. Add in the dates, vanilla, salt, water; process again until a sticky, uniform batter is formed.
  3. Scoop the dough by heaping tablespoons into 1 oz portions (you may use a scale to weigh), then roll between your hands to form balls. Arrange them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Optional: roll in shredded coconut or cocoa powder before chilling.
  5. Place in the refrigerator to set for at least 30 minutes before serving. Store the balls in a sealed container in the fridge for up to a week, or in the freezer for an even longer shelf life.

Turn-Out and Storage

Store the balls in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 7 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.


*Made using Energy Dates from 7D Variety. Click the link to learn more about this product!

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