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.

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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.

3-Ingredient Coconut Date Bites - only three simple ingredients to make these paleo and vegan friendly dessert | littlebroken.com @littlebroken
3-Ingredient Coconut Date Bites - only three simple ingredients to make these paleo and vegan friendly dessert | littlebroken.com @littlebroken

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.

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3-Ingredient Coconut Date Bites

  • Author: Katya
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 24 balls 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Description

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.


Ingredients

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  • 2 1/2 cups dried dates, pitted
  • 4 Tbsp. creamy almond butter*, unsalted
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Add almond butter and continue to pulse until small crumbs/thick paste is formed.**
  3. Form the mixture into 1-1 1/4 inch balls and place on a parchment lined sheet pan.
  4. Pour the coconut into a small shallow bowl and roll the date balls in the coconut.
  5. Store in airtight container at room temperature, away from heat.

Notes

*when purchasing almond butter look for almond butter with only one ingredient “almonds”
**if you find the mixture not coming together or a little dry, add the smallest splash of water and then continue to pulse

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 3 balls
  • Calories: 311
  • Sugar: 60.3 g
  • Sodium: 2.1 mg
  • Fat: 5.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 69.5 g
  • Protein: 3.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: healthy, sweet, easy, on the go, snack