Chocolate Date Coconut Balls

Sugar Free Recipe

What if you show up at the party and have the dessert that’s not only the talk of the night, but doesn’t have a grain of added sugar?

Every bit of the sweetness in these comes from the whole food – and nothing but the whole food.

Even if you don’t like dates, I double-dare you to give these a god. The coconut, almonds, and unsweetened cocoa powder create an unbelievable treat that will disappear before your very eyes.

See the creation – beginning to end in this short video.


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Ingredients

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

Preparation

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.

Soak The Dates Before Cleaning

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.

Post-Processing

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.

Awaiting a Coconut Bath

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.

Recipe Yields 40 Balls

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