Coconut & Date Balls

Serves: 12 x 1.5 inch balls


  • 8 medjool dates or the more common deglet dates
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil (if using the deglet dates, increase the coconut oil by 1 tablespoon)
  • 1 cup coconut shreds
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ plus ¼ tsp cinnamon



  1. Pit the dates, cut in half and soak in warm water for 10 minutes.
  2. Drain the water off.
  3. Put dates, coconut shreds, salt, and cinnamon in a food processor (a blender will not mix this).
  4. Melt the coconut oil over low heat, and pour in food processor when just warmed.
  5. Blend the ingredients till everything is well mixed and the dates are in tiny pieces.
  6. Remove food processor bowl from machine then take the blade out. Take about 2 Tbs of mix at at time and roll into small, firm balls. Refrigerate for 1+ hour on a plate to solidify the coconut oil.

Alternate Shaping Method
Place blended mix in a bread-loaf size pan, and press VERY hard into a brick. Cool in refrigerator for 1+ hour, then knock the brick out and slice into bars.