This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.
This is a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.
"For I am coconut / and the heart of me / is sweeter / than you know." -Nikki Grimes
For a lot of people pitted dates are something that are only used in fruitcake at the holidays. However, they make a great vehicle for sweet and delicious desserts all year 'round.
This recipe is deceptively simple. Blend the three ingredients together and roll into balls, coat with coconut and you are done. While each of the coconut balls is 100 calories, they are super delicious and have a ton of great quality fiber. A rich treat that is great to keep around but also one that is perfect to serve at your next dinner party.
Servings: 17 | Serving size: 1 ball
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes
This recipe keeps well in a sealed container for 4 days. They do not need to be refrigerated.
Place the dates, pecans and 2/3 cup of the coconut in a food processor or blender.
Blend together until mixture forms a paste.
Remove from the food processor and shape into 17 balls, about 1 tablespoon each.
Roll the balls in the remaining coconut.
Serving size: 1 date ball
|Calories 100||Calories from Fat 45|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 5g||6%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||7%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 2g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 16g||6%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||7%|
|Vitamin K 1mcg|