• Susie Csorsz Brown

Coconut Date Balls

You should know that I consider my three boys my guinea pigs, and pretty much everything I put in this blog, they have tasted and tested. They give very honest reviews and feedback ... sometimes a bit too honest. This one, though, has been a hit since the first time I made it. Great for the lunchbox, great for a welcome home snack. The coconut and almonds give it staying power in tummies, and the dates just make it all taste good. A good for you snack that takes less than 30 minutes to finish? That's a keeper, I promise. You can sub in other nuts if you'd rather.

Coconut Date Balls

  • 2 cups pitted dates

  • 3-5 Tablespoon water

  • 1 cup coconut flakes, toasted

  • ½ cup coconut flakes, untoasted

  • 1 cup slivered almonds, toasted

Line a sheet or plate with parchment or foil. Set aside. Put untoasted coconut in a small bowl. Set aside. Place dates in bowl, and smoosh dates pieces against side of bowl until smooth, adding 1 T of water at a time as needed. Add toasted coconut and almonds and mix well. Shape mixture into 1-inch balls and roll in coconut flakes. Enjoy immediately, or refrigerate/freeze for later.

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Susie is certified through The Parent Coaching Institute, whose graduates are dedicated to help parents focus on "amplifying the positive, appreciating the good, and valuing the possible in themselves and in their children."  http://www.thepci.org/findcoach/ug/brown-susie-csorsz