Coconut Chocolate Balls


Can you believe it’s already the 4th of July!!   If you have a bbq to attend or hosting one this holiday weekend, here is a great treat you can provide!

The base of the balls are dates.  Did you know: Dates are part of the fruit family and come from my favorite plant, the palm tree.  They contain a wide variety of essential vitamins and minerals such as, calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, magnesium and zinc.  Dates also provide a great source of energy, sugar and fiber.  Dates contain zero saturated fat, trans fat and cholesterol making them a blood pressure and heart healthy treat.   These balls contain 5 ingredients and can whipped together in 10 minutes or less.  Just be careful, they are highly addictive! 🙂

Ingredients (24 balls)

  • 15 Dates
  • 1/2 Cup Shredded Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Walnuts
  • 1/4 Cup Raw Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Additional Shredded Unsweetened Coconut Flakes for rolling


  1. Soak the dates in water for 10 minutes.
  2. Drain and place the dates and all other ingredients (coconut flakes, chopped walnuts, cocoa powder, vanilla extract) in a food processor.  Process until the mixture becomes thick and paste-like (few seconds).  Warning: Mixture is sticky!  Wet your hands a little if it becomes an issue with stickiness.
  3. Use a tablespoon and scoop out a tablespoon portion.  Roll together with your hands into balls, roll through shredded coconut and place on a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Place the chocolate balls in the freezer for an hour.
  5. Take out & ENJOY!



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