These little date balls are quick and easy to prepare with 6 simple ingredients. They are a good choice for a treat because they provide good sources of healthy fats and fiber – and they taste great. Remember that they are rich and energy dense so enjoy them in moderation as treats in place of a biscuit or chocolate. Watch how quick and easy these are to prepare on the youtube video below.

Date Balls
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Total time
Recipe type: Snack, treat
Serves: 20
  • 2 cups Medjool Dates (remember to pit these!)
  • 1 cup Pecan Nuts
 (raw and unsalted)
  • 1 cup Almonds
 (raw and unsalted)
  • 1 cup Desiccated Coconut
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
  1. Place the pecan nuts, the almonds and the coconut in a powerful blender or food processor – bend until it forms a flour-like consistency.
  2. Add the dates, coconut oil and vanilla essence – blend until sticky
  3. Use a tablespoon to scoop out the mixture, roll into a ball in the palm of your hand - slightly smaller than a golf ball size.
  4. Roll each ball in some desiccated coconut.
  5. Store in the fridge.

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