Coconut Date Balls Recipe

    plate with coconut date balls

    These coconut date balls are a healthy and tasty snack to munch on when you’re craving something sweet. Naturally sweetened through the use of dates, you’ll love how delicious and easy these coconut date balls are to create.

    To make this coconut date balls recipe, you’ll need a food processor or blender to not only chop your pecans but to purée your pitted dates as well.

    The dates and pecans are then stirred together with some vanilla extract and shredded coconut to create a type of “dough” or paste that can be formed into truffles a.k.a. balls.

    The coconut date balls are then refrigerated for an hour or two to set so that they stay nicely intact when you want to grab one and take a bite out of it. Once the balls have set, we like placing them in an airtight container in the fridge to snack on throughout the week.

    Similar to our peanut butter energy balls, this recipe is sweet, nutty, and absolutely irresistible. Because they’re also healthy, you won’t feel bad about indulging in more than one!


    Cook time: 0 minutes
    Prep time: 10 minutes
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    1. In a food processor or blender, pulse pecans until finely chopped. Set aside in a bowl.
    2. Remove pits from dates and purée in the blender or food processor with vanilla extract.
    3. Combine dates, nuts, and 1 tbsp coconut.
    4. Roll into small balls and coat with shredded coconut. Put inside the refrigerator for 1-2 hours to set.

    Additional information

    Updated by Beeta Hashempour on 6/28/2018

    By the time she was 28, Andrea was diagnosed with thyroid disease, which she credits as her motivation to embark on a healthier lifestyle through natural and sustainable food choices. Her health improved after two years of natural food choices and therapies; those adjustments became the catalysts that changed her life and profession. She attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where she currently teaches her mission to encourage a healthier world through nutritious meal solutions. Andrea is a Natural Nutritionist and Holistic Health Counselor accredited with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She is also the author of her self-published book, “The Whole Truth,” and her follow-up cookbook, “The Whole Truth Eating And Recipe Guide.” Andrea Beaman is the host of Wise Up! and Fed Up! on Z Living.