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Date Nut Balls

Course Dessert, Snack


  • food processor


  • medjool dates pitted
  • raw, mixed, unsalted nuts I use Trader Joe's Fancy Mixed Nuts
  • cinnamon and/or Frontier Five Spice Powder
  • pure vanilla extract
  • raw cacao
  • shredded unsweetened coconut for rolling optional


  • You can soak the dates in water to soften them if they seem a little hard
  • Drain dates and add to food processor, processed until somewhat pasty
  • add nuts and continue processing
  • add remaining ingredients and process until fully incorporated
  • roll into 1 inch balls and roll balls in shredded coconut
  • put into covered container, putting a layer of waxed paper between layers, refrigerate until firm
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