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

Date Coconut Balls

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


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.


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


  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. If the mixture is not coming together or a little dry, add the smallest splash of water and then continue to pulse.
  3. Form the mixture into 1 1/4 inch balls and place on a parchment-lined sheet pan.
  4. Add coconut into a small shallow bowl and roll the date balls in the coconut.
  5. Store in an airtight container at room temperature, away from heat, for up to 5 days or refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.


  • Dates: There is no need to soak the dates first, unless they are really dry and hard, then soak in warm water for about 10 minutes.
  • Almond Butter: It’s best to use almond butter without any added sugars, oils, or salt for this recipe.


  • 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