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These easy and healthy Coconut Date Balls require only 3 ingredients and are ready in 10 minutes. These vegan date balls are the perfect after-dinner treat or a snack when you are craving something sweet!
No Bake Coconut Date Balls
A yummy recipe for no bake Coconut Date Balls, also known as Snowballs. The center is packed with dates and nuts and a coat of sweet shredded coconut flakes.
These bite- sized coconut date balls are a fantastic idea for holiday treat exchange, and perfect for enjoying as a snack or as dessert after any meal.
Ingredients to Make Coconut Date Balls:
These plant based date balls require only 3 simple ingredients.
- Pitted Medjool dates: these dates work as a natural sweetener plus give a sticky base to hold the balls.
- Nuts: I used almonds, but you can use pecans or walnuts, or a combination of different kinds of nuts.
- Water: 2 tablespoons of warm water.
- Unsweetened shredded coconut: I love this one.
How to Make Coconut Date Balls:
These vegan coconut date balls are easy to make and come together pretty quickly. You will need a food processor to make them. A tablespoon-sized cookie scoop helps in forming the date balls but isn’t necessary.
- In your food processor, add the pitted dates, almonds and warm water.
- Pulse until you get a dough-like mixture, with a little bit of a texture to the ingredients. The mixture has to be rollable and moist.
- Scoop about one tablespoon of mixture at a time and roll to form the balls. Repeat for the rest of the date and nuts mixture.
- Then roll the balls into the shredded coconut to coat them. You may have a little coconut flakes left over.
- Serve and enjoy!
Tips and Variations:
- If your dates are very dry and hard, you can soak them in warm water for 15 minutes, drain them well and then try to process them again.
- If you have extra time, you can toast the almonds a bit before adding them the the food processor. This will add extra flavor.
- You can add a sliver of melted butter or coconut oil to the mixture, for extra flavor.
- I like to coat these with a shredded coconut, but you can also roll them shredded almonds, peanuts, pistachios or freeze-dried raspberries.
Tools Needed to Make these Healthy Date Balls:
- Room temperature: Store date balls in an airtight container on the counter for up to 1 week.
- Fridge: They keep well for up to 2 weeks in the fridge, when placed in an airtight container.
- Freezer: Place in a freezer-safe bag and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature.