Feel free to cut this in half. This recipes yields just over 100 balls.
- 6 cups pitted dates
- 1 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 4 cups crushed almonds or walnuts (maybe another type of nut?)
- Cup of milk (almond, rice, soy, or go old-school with cow milk if that’s how you roll)
- 1+ cup shredded coconut
SOAK: Soak the dates in warm water for an hour and then drain the water out. Put them into the food processor and then add the cocoa powder, nuts, splash of milk.
PULSE: Pulse it a few times and then let it go. Stop after about 30-seconds and scrape the contents down into the middle and then let it go again. You are looking for a doughy consistency. Taste and see if it needs a bit more powder to put it as the clear leader over the date taste.
SCOOP: Use a 1 tsp measuring spoon to scoop up the mixture and roll with clean hands.
TOSS: Toss the balls onto a plate of shredded coconut and roll them around.
This Recipe Yields 100+ Balls
You’ve Earned It – Go Ahead!
Realizing that most people are sufficiently full when habit takes over and we reach for dessert, it’s best to stick to natural sweeteners to quench the urge. Enjoy these chocolate/date/nut/coconut balls with people you love.