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  • 2 cups - walnuts (or other nuts, such as almonds)
  • 1 cups - shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 2 cups - pitted Medjool dates
  • 1 teaspoons - sea salt
  • 1 teaspoons - pure vanilla extract
  • Directions:

    1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

    2. In a large food processor, chop nuts and ¾ coconut until well combined.

    3. Add dates, salt, vanilla, and process until a sticky batter is formed.

    4. Scoop by the tablespoon and roll into 1-inch balls.

    5. Roll in remaining shredded coconut and place on baking sheet.

    6. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, and up to several hours to set.

    7. Store in the refrigerator for up to a week or make a double batch and freeze extras!

    Brief Description

    Dates provide an all-natural sweetness to these treats that kids love.

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    Category:  Snacks

    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 45 min


    Feel free to experiment with other additions to this recipe - mixing in raw cacao powder adds a superfood punch; rolling the balls in dried ginger adds a spicy element.


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    October 31, 2014

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