Coconut Date Energy Balls

December 29, 2012 2 Comments

First I made these cute energy balls for a hiking trips in October. These little bites were a yum trail snack, everybody loved them. They are great energy boosters and easy to store (in a box). Energy foods are engineered to enhance each stage of a workout or outdoor excursion and these coconut date energy bites are great for it.

Because of its success I decided to make them for Christmas as an edible gift. These balls are the healthy option to snack on something. I made two very similar truffles a couple of years ago, don’t forget to check them out to get more inspiration.

Coconut Date Energy Balls
(Recipe inspiration: Daily Garnish)

Ingredients (makes about 36 pieces)

– 1 cup rolled oats
– 1 cup desiccated coconut + extra for coating
– 1/2 cup toasted pumpkin seeds
– 1/4 cup water
– 12 dates, pitted, chopped
– 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
– 1 vanilla bean, split and seeded
– 1 orange’s zest
– pinch of salt

Method

Add rolled oats, desiccated coconut and toasted pumpkin seeds to a food processor and let it spin. Add dates, vanilla, cinnamon, orange zest and salt, then let it process for 2-3 minutes. Slowly start adding the water until the mixture becomes a bit sticky and wet.

Form little balls with your hands and roll them in desiccated coconut. Eat them straight or keep them in a box in cool place.

Comments (2)

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  1. I love date cballs and this combo is just terrific!

    Best wishes for the New Year!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  2. Valeria says:

    i made something similar, only in the form of bars instead of truffles, and i adore them, they give me so much energy and keep me full and fueled for a long time! i’m going to try yours next, i already know I’ll love them!

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