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Chocolate Coconut Date Balls

These Chocolate Coconut Date Balls are one of my favourite things to make for quick, easy and convenient snacks.  They’re the perfect blend of sweet and chewy and are made with simple wholefood ingredients. 



Course Snack
Cuisine Australian
Keyword chocolate coconut date balls
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 9 Balls
Calories 170kcal
Author Kim

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup Dry rolled oats the big oats
  • 200 grams Medjool dates approx. 12 large
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar Free or Natural Peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • ½ cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut

Instructions

  • Remove seeds from dates and soak in hot water for 5 minutes. Drain off any water using a strainer and press out excess moisture from dates. (this is important otherwise the bliss balls will be too wet)
  • Add the oats to a food processor or high speed blender and blitz for a couple minutes until it turns into a coarse powder.
  • Add the cocoa powder, peanut butter and dates to the food processor and blitz until combined (about 1 – 2 mins)
  • Roll mixture into 9 even sized balls, and then roll each on in coconut to finish.
  • Store in the fridge in an air tight container. They will stay fresh for 7 days.

Notes

  1. Can you use regular dates? I wouldn’t recommend it as the medjool dates are sweeter than regular dates and you really need the sweetness from the dates in this recipe since it is the only sweetener.
  2. Peanut Butter Tip:  Sugar Free Peanut Butter, or Natural Peanut Butter is the best to use for this recipe.  You can tell if a peanut butter is sugar free by looking at the ingredients list.  
  3. Peanut Butter Substitute: Swap out peanut butter for your favourite nut butter.
  4. Can you freeze these? Yes these are freezer friendly. Pop them into a freezer friendly container and let them defrost naturally before eating. They will freeze well for 6 weeks – if they last that long!
  5. Make these without a food processor:   TIP FOR DATES:  Soak the dates as you normally would if you were making this recipe with a food processor, however instead of adding them to the food processor, mush them into a date paste.  Before bashing t hem with the pestle, make sure to squeeze out all the excess moisture otherwise the date ball mixture will be too wet.
    TIP FOR OATS:  Where you would normally blitz the oats in the food processor, instead buy the quick instant oats that are smaller and finer.

Nutrition

Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 12g