Coconut-Date Bites

Total Time:
15 min
Prep:
15 min

Yield:
12 to 15 bites
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 cups dried dates, pitted
  • 1/4 cup raw walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • In a food processor, pulse the dates to create a thick paste. Add the walnuts, vanilla and 1/4 cup of the coconut and pulse until incorporated and a thick paste forms again. Using a spatula, transfer the date mixture to a medium bowl.

  • Pour the remaining 1/4 cup coconut into a separate small, shallow bowl.

  • Using a spoon, scoop out about 2 tablespoons of the date mixture and, with clean hands, work into a small rectangular bar 2 to 2 1/2 inches by 1 inch (or roll into balls). Coat the date bar with the coconut in the bowl, delicately pressing the coconut onto the bar. Continue with the remaining date mixture and coconut.

  • Serve in mini paper cupcake liners. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Cook's Note: As an alternative topping, roll and press the bites in 1/4 cup cocoa powder or chopped pistachios instead of the coconut.


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