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Date and Pistachio Balls

Prep time
45 mins
Special Diets
Vegan | Vegetarian

Courtesy of National Cooperative Grocers Association


These little truffle-like gems are deceptively rich, but contain only wholesome, healthy ingredients. 


2 cdates (pitted)
1 cpistachio nuts (unsalted, shelled)
3⁄4 ccoconut (shredded, unsweetened)
2 Tcocoa powder (optional)


In a food processor, finely grind the pistachios. Remove 1/4 cup of the ground pistachios and set aside.Add the pitted dates and 1/2 cup of the shredded coconut to the food processor and blend well until the mixture sticks together. Using clean hands, form the mixture into 1-inch balls, roll them in the remaining coconut or pistachios and set on a platter.

To make chocolate date balls, remove half of the blended date/coconut mixture from the food processor, then add 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder and process until well blended. Roll in additional cocoa powder to resemble chocolate truffles.