This is one of the easiest snacks, and upgrades your dates into a delicious dessert. The first time I soaked dates (non-medjool) in water overnight so that they were easy to mix into a paste. The second time, I used soft and ripe, melt-in-your-mouth Medjool dates, which in fact, doesn’t require the overnight soak! So I highly recommended the Medjool-kind, also of course for its mouth-watering texture.
- 4 dates
- coconut oil 2 tablespoons
- cacao powder 2 tablespoons
- crushed pecans, cashews or almonds
- shredded coconut
Start mixing the softened dates with a fork until they are in paste-form. Then add all the other ingredients. Use two spoons (so that they don’t stick to your hands) to create round balls and drop them in a plate of shredded coconut. Cover all sides with the coconut and now use your hands to clean them up into a nice round shape. Keep them in the fridge for a few hours before devouring!