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Almond-Date Balls with Carob and Coconut

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

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

Servings
16

Ingredients

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

Preparation

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
  • Carbohydrate Content 14 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 11 g
  • Fiber Content 4 g
  • Protein Content 4 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 5 g
  • Sodium Content 3 mg
  • Sugar Content 9 g