- 2 c
- dates (pitted)
- 1 c
- pistachio nuts (unsalted, shelled)
- 3⁄4 c
- coconut (shredded, unsweetened)
- 2 T
- cocoa powder (optional)
These little truffle-like gems are deceptively rich, but contain only wholesome, healthy ingredients.
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.