These coconut date bites are quick, easy, and require no baking! Not to mention they’re made up of only 3-ingredients: dates, almond butter, and coconut.
If you follow me on instastories then you know my obsession with coconut dates. It’s my go-to guilt-free sweet treat. They’re small little date logs that are rolled in coconut. So far I’ve only been able to find them at Whole Foods. I absolutely love them! They’re sweet like candy and go so well with a hot cup of tea.
Well, I decided to make my own version because honestly these little coconut date bites are by far the easiest thing I ever made! You only need three ingredients: dates, almond butter, and coconut. I used Deglet Noor dates from Costco. Medjool dates can also be used. Just make sure to take the pit out. Then you need almond butter. I always always buy almond butter with only one ingredient…almonds and I would recommend the same for this recipe. You don’t want anything with salt, oil, or added sugar. And the last is the coconut.
You want to start by pulsing your dates until they resemble large crumb like consistency. Then add your almond butter and continue to pulse until the mixture resembles a thick paste. If you find your mixture not coming together or a little dry, try adding a small splash of water. Then form the mixture into 1-inch or so balls and roll in the shredded coconut. Store them in an airtight container at room temperature, away from heat.
- 2½ cups dried dates, pitted
- 4 Tbsp. creamy almond butter*, unsalted
- ¼ cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
- Add dates to a bowl of a food processor and pulse until large crumb like consistency. If the mixture turns into one large ball, use your fingers or a spoon to pat it down.
- Add almond butter and continue to pulse until small crumbs/thick paste is formed.**
- Form the mixture into 1-1¼ inch balls and place on a parchment lined sheet pan.
- Pour the coconut into a small shallow bowl and roll the date balls in the coconut.
- Store in airtight container at room temperature, away from heat.
**if you find the mixture not coming together or a little dry, add the smallest splash of water and then continue to pulse