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Almond date balls in a white bowl.
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Almond Date Balls

If you want to eat something sweet and healthy, these almond date balls are for you.  They are delicious and easy to make! 
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Healthy Snacks
Servings: 10 balls
Calories: 69kcal
Author: Meymi

Ingredients

  • 75 g (½ cup) pitted dates*
  • 75 g (½ cup) almonds
  • 1 tablespoon shredded coconut

Instructions

  • Place the dates in a small bowl and soak in warm water for 15 minutes or until they are soft. Remove the pits. Set aside.
  • Toast the almonds on the stove in a pan over medium heat. Stir them in every 20-30 seconds or swirl the pan to prevent them from burning. When the almonds give off their strong aroma, take them from the stove. Spread them on the baking sheet and let them cool before grounding.
  • When the almonds are cool, put them into the food processor and ground them.
  • Add in the pitted dates, and process until they form a paste. If the mixture is dry, add 1 teaspoon water. Pulse again and if needed add 1 teaspoon or more water. Make sure to mix well before adding water not to add excess water.
  • Divide the dough into 10 and roll each into a ball(almost 15 grams). Then roll the balls into the shredded coconut.

Notes

  • I prefer using Medjool dates that are softer and chewier compared to others.
 
The calorie information above is an estimate that is provided by an online nutrition calculator.

Nutrition

Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg