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date balls, get in my mouth

If the voice in your head didn't scream THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID when you read this post title, well you must be one classy lady (or man). Now that we've got that out of the way, on to the date balls (hehe).  These suckers are so sweet and tasty, you may even trick yourself into thinking you're eating some cookie ball or super dense donut. I swear, it happened to me. And to make matters better, they are so quick, easy and cheap to make that you'll probably want to send me a thank you batch.  {please, resist- I've eaten too many this week already}

the what:

2 cups of dried merjool dates, de-seeded

1 tablespoon of almond butter (substitute peanut butter if you'd like)

2 tablespoons of water

shredded coconut 

the how:

slice each date in half and pull out the seeds. put dates, almond butter and water in food processor and pulse until it has become a thick, sticky paste.  wet fingers and scoop roughly one tablespoon of paste out of food processor.  form it into a little ball and roll in a plate of dried, shredded coconut. refrigerate to firm them up and then eat them as snacks, dessert or breakfast (my choice). enjoy! 

Reader Comments (20)

Yum, I do love coconut! Looks delicious - can't wait to give these a try.

03/06/12 | 11:56 AM | Unregistered CommenterAnne

Goodness these look delicious, and you are right - so easy to make! I am really going to have to try these. Thank you for sharing, and I love the pictures of them!

P.S. Where did you get that plate/tray thingie? It looks gorgeous!

03/06/12 | 12:8 PM | Unregistered CommenterAshton

yay! happy you're into them. you won't be disappointed. ashton, the plate was an etsy find. :)

03/06/12 | 12:36 PM | Registered Commentersarah yates

I love your recipes!! Can't wait to try :)

03/06/12 | 1:6 PM | Unregistered CommenterGreta

they look amazing! I'm adding to my recipe under "balls"

03/06/12 | 1:13 PM | Unregistered Commenterannie mcelwain

these look amaze-balls! (hehe). sarah, would you recommend using sweetened or unsweetened shredded coconut?

03/06/12 | 1:17 PM | Unregistered Commenterkayla

@annie hahaha! @kayla, unsweetened I think!

03/06/12 | 1:25 PM | Registered Commentersarah yates

Oh I've never tried anything like these...they look delish!

03/06/12 | 2:44 PM | Unregistered CommenterAlexa

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