Photo by Sreal Boruchin
Here, these Coconut Date Balls are bite-sized snacks that offer a portable pop of on-the-go energy, made with dates for sweetness (so no added sugar is needed), shredded coconut, and a fragrant hint of cinnamon.
Coconut Date Balls
3 tablespoons shredded, unsweetened coconut
7 ounces of pitted dates (about 28 Deglet Noor)
3 tablespoons whole natural almonds
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
Place the coconut on a small plate. Place the dates, nuts, cinnamon and salt in the bowl of a food processor and process until finely chopped. Using a rounded teaspoon of the mixture, press it into a ball with your fingers, then roll the ball into the coconut, pressing down somewhat so the coconut adheres. Repeat with the remaining mixture and coconut.
Makes 8 servings
Serving size: about 3 snowballs
Calories 100; Total Fat 3 g; (Sat Fat 1.5 g, Mono Fat 1 g, Poly Fat 0.5 g) ; Protein 1 g; Carb 20 g;
Fiber 3 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 150 mg
Good source of: Fiber