No bake coconut and date balls

No bake coconut and date balls



  • 3 cups desiccated coconut
  • 2 cups (200g) pitted dates


Place 2 cups of coconut and the dates into a blender or food processor.

Process on high speed for 3-4 minutes, pausing to scrape down sides as needed.

Remove from processor and roll teaspoon-sized balls. Roll in remaining 1 cup of coconut.

Pack in portions for snacks, to put in lunch boxes and keep on hand to satisfy a sweet tooth in a healthy way.

Coconut and date balls

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Serving Suggestions


  • The coconut in this recipe turns to cocoa butter as it is processed with the dates and binds them together.
  • You can roll these in more crushed nuts, sesame seeds or even sifted cocoa powder.
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.

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