Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
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.

Gluten Sensitivity
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

The refrigerator light goes on...

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.


Coconut Pecan Date Balls

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.

Coconut Pecan Date Balls recipe from Dr. Gourmet


  • 1 3/4 cup pitted dates (about 14 dates)
  • 3/4 cup pecans (chopped)
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (divided)

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.


Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 date ball

Servings: 17

Amount Per Serving

Calories 100 Calories from Fat 45
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 5g 6%
    Saturated Fat 1g 7%
    Monounsaturated Fat 2g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 6%
    Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
    Sugars g
Protein 11g
Vitamin K 1mcg