Paleo coconut date balls

For a snack or a sweet share plate, these nutty date balls are perfect. Made with mostly pantry ingredients, they require no cooking and can be created in just minutes.

  • 30 mins preparation
  • Makes 16
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Paleo coconut date balls
  • 1 1/2 cup pitted dried dates, coarsely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup flaked almonds, toasted
  • 2 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
  • 2 tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 cup moist shredded coconut, toasted


Paleo coconut date balls
  • 1
    Place dates in a heatproof bowl. Cover with boiling water; stand for 2 minutes or until softened slightly. Drain well and cool. Process dates, cinnamon, nutmeg, almonds, zest and juice until just combined. Shape into 16 balls.
  • 2
    Place coconut on a large flat plate. Roll date balls in coconut to lightly coat. Place balls on a fresh plate. Cover with plastic food wrap; chill for 30 minutes. Serve.


Make ahead: Prepare balls up to 2 weeks ahead. Store in an airtight container in the fridge. Makes 16