A great, healthy recipe for coconut date bites. A perfect non-processed treat for the family that is ready in minutes! You can try different coatings to suit everyone’s taste, you can even try Rice Krispies if that is your kids’ favorite!
Coconut Date Bites Recipes
Coconut Date Bites
- 1/4 cup walnuts
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup coconut unsweeted shredded
- 1/4 cup Maple flakes you can replace with shredded coconut, chopped nutes or chocolate
- In a food processor, pulse the dates till it becomes a thick paste.
- Add the walnuts, vanilla and 1/4 cup of the coconut and pulse until incorporated.
- Pour the maple flakes or other topping of choice into a small bowl. Scoop 2 tablespoons of the date mixture at a time, and roll with your hands into a ball.
- Coat with the flakes until fully covered. Repeat till all the mixture is used.
- Serve in mini paper cupcake liners. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week, or more if refrigerated.
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Easy-to-make Coconut Date Bites
Process walnuts and shredded coconut in food processor
To make these coconut balls, you will need to process the shredded coconut and walnuts in a food processor until they are finely ground and look crumbly. Once combined, you should be able to form them into balls easily. If the mixture is too crumbly, you can add a bit more water and continue processing until the desired consistency is achieved. Once the desired texture is achieved, roll tablespoons of the mixture into balls and place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or until firm. Coconut balls can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
To prepare Coconut Date Bites, begin by placing pitted dates in a large food processor. Add the coconut, walnuts, and desiccated coconut, and process until combined well. Stir in the vanilla, and then gently press the coconut onto each date ball. Refrigerate the dates and coconut mixture for at least 6 hours before serving. These coconut date balls can be stored for up to 3 months or frozen for snacking later.
Process dates in food processor
To make these delicious and healthy snacks, first you need to pit the dates. Then, you can soak them in water and then add them to the food processor. Once it is smooth and the dates are soft, add the walnuts, vanilla, and 1/4 cup of coconut. Then, process until it forms a paste. You can shape the mixture into balls and then press the coconut onto the ball with your fingers. Repeat this process for the remaining mixture.
Next, you will need to soak the dates for about 10 minutes in boiling water. This step is crucial to making the texture of the final product smooth and creamy. Place the soaked dates in a food processor and process until they reach a paste-like consistency. Once that is complete, form the dates into small balls and roll them in the shredded coconut. Finally, place these coconut date balls in the fridge for about an hour or until they harden.
Roll into balls
Roll the date mixture into a ball. You can finish it off with cocoa powder if you like. You can serve it as a snack, or make it more decadent by coating the outer surface with cocoa powder and topping it with chopped pistachios. Store the balls in the fridge or freezer for up to one week. They keep well in the lunchbox. Alternatively, you can store them in the freezer for up to a month.
To make coconut date bites, you can use any pitted date or dried fig. Use Medjool dates if you can find them. You can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freeze them for a few months. The chia seeds can be replaced with flaxseed meal or sabja seeds, depending on your taste. If you’re vegan, you can omit the chia seeds and use coconut oil instead.
Freeze Coconut Date Bites
These protein-packed, naturally sweet treats are a staple in our household. They’re also a healthy, portable dessert and the perfect on-the-go snack! To make these delicious treats, you’ll need a large food processor fitted with an “S” blade. Add the dates and nuts to the food processor, and process until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the oil and vanilla extract. Process until well combined. Once blended, transfer to a freezer-safe container and chill for about an hour or so until firm.
If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, you can also make the coconut bites in a candy mold or by pressing them into a ball. This method helps you form bite-sized coconut balls that you can pop out easily. Depending on the size of the scoop, the amount of coconut may vary. Regardless of which method you choose, the dates will last about 2 weeks in the freezer. These coconut balls are also very versatile – they can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week, or even more!
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