Dates & Coconut Bliss Balls

Here is a dessert your kids will love and one that is all natural. But they are not just for kids, be sure to make a big batch, as they keep well in the fridge. Good for snacks, lunch box, bring to a party and they’re really easy and quick to make. NOTE: please make sure your food processor is powerful enough to process dates, my 600kw processor does the job really well.

I give my 2 year old dates to naturally boost his energy levels when he hits a late afternoon slump. Dates have amazing qualities, though it is high in natural sugar. So, be balanced people!!

What you need (for 8 balls, sized 5cm diameter each):

  • 12 dates
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut, another 1/2cup to roll balls in
  • 1/4 cup liquified coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • mandarins (for a hint of orange, amount depends on how strong you want the orange flavour to be) – optional

How to:

  • Place all ingredients in a food processor, blitz until all ingredients are blended.
  • Form small balls and roll the ball in a plate of shredded coconut
  • Place on a plate and put in fridge to set for at least 1hour
  • To store, keep in fridge.

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