Date, Chocolate & Coconut Balls

IMG_4508aThese are easy treats to make and require no cooking.

1 Cup of Almond Meal
1 Cup of Pitted Dates
4 Pitted Prunes
1 Tablespoon of Sesame Seeds
2 Tablespoons of Cocoa Powder
1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
1/3 Cup of freshly squeezed orange juice
1/3 Teaspoon of orange zest
2/3 Cup of Dessicated Coconut

Preparation time:  15-20 minutes
Makes:  16 balls

Place all dry ingredients in the food processor to combine well.  Add the orange juice and zest and continue to process for a further 1-2 minutes.  The mixture should resemble a paste.

With wet hands take a small amount of the mixture and roll it between your palms into a ball shape.  Repeat this process until you have made all the balls.

IMG_4489ACoat each ball with dessicated coconut.  Place in an airtight container and refrigerate.

Cook’s Tips

These are a great treat when I want to have something sweet with a cup of tea or coffee.  You will notice that they are not super sweet as I have not added any extra sugar.  The sweetness is there from the dates and prunes.  If you prefer them a little sweeter, feel free to add a little sugar.

Enjoy!

9 thoughts on “Date, Chocolate & Coconut Balls

  1. Thank you for a delicious recipe again Milanka! 😉 It seems very simple to make, but pitted dates are expensive to buy and not very easy to find in HK. Is there anything I can use to substitute for the pitted dates? 🙂

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