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Almond-Date Balls with Carob and Coconut

These raw treats owe their gentle sweetness and rich flavor to dates.

Ingredients: 

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1 cup pitted dates (18–20 dates)
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1 ½ cups whole raw almonds (7 oz.)
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2 Tbs. carob powder
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1 ⅓ cups unsweetened shredded coconut (3 oz.), divided
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1 Tbs. vanilla extract

Instructions: 

1. Place dates in small bowl, and cover with 3/4 cup boiling water. Let stand 15 minutes. Drain.

2. Process almonds, carob powder, and 1 cup coconut in food processor until finely chopped. Add drained dates and vanilla. Process until dates are chopped and mixture clumps together.

3. Roll mixture into tablespoon-size balls. Spread remaining 1/3 cup coconut on plate. Wet hands with cool water, then roll balls between damp palms before rolling in coconut. Store in airtight container.

Nutrition Information: 

Calories: 
165
Protein: 
4 g
Total Fat: 
11 g
Saturated Fat: 
5 g
Carbohydrates: 
14 g
Cholesterol: 
0 mg
Sodium: 
3 mg
Fiber: 
4 g
Sugar: 
9 g
Yield: 
Makes 16 balls

Comments on this Recipe

Loved them!!! Easy to make and are delicious. Shared with friends and co-workers and they loved them as well. Will definitely be making again and again. Would love to see more healthy snack treats like this in future issues. I.e cocoa crunch bar and some energy bars.

Fantastic! I made these for a 1yr old birthday party - for the grown ups. Everyone commented on how delishious they are with one saying they're 'to die for'. A recipe that is simple, quick, easy and healthy, got to love that. thanks for sharing!