Coconut date rolls are a delicious and satisfying treat that combines the rich, sweet flavor of dates with a soft and fluffy touch of coconuts.
Perfect as a snack, dessert or even for breakfast, these coconut rolls are easy to make and are sure to give you that boost of energy throughout the day.
Dates, the main ingredient in the filling, are an excellent source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals, Additionally, coconuts contain a range of important vitamins and minerals, including iron, calcium, and vitamin C, making these rolls not only delicious but also good for your health.
So grab your food processor and let’s make up a batch of these sweet, delicious treats!
- 1 cup of pitted dates
- 1/2 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup of almonds (or pecans)
- 1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp of salt
- 2 Tbsp of coconut oil
- 2 Tbsp of raw honey
Date Coconut Rolls Recipe
In a food processor, combine the dates, coconut, almonds, cocoa powder, and salt. Process until the mixture forms a sticky dough.
Using your hands, roll the dough into small balls, about the size of a cherry.
Place the balls on a plate or tray and freeze them for at least 1 hour.
Melt the coconut oil in a small saucepan over low heat. Add the honey and stir until combined.
Dip each ball in the coconut oil mixture, making sure to coat it evenly.
Roll the coated balls in shredded coconut to coat them completely.
Transfer the balls to a plate or tray and refrigerate them for about 1 hour, until firm.
What kind of dates should I use to make coconut date balls?
You can use any type of dates that you prefer, but Medjool dates tend to work best in this recipe as they are soft and plump, making them easy to blend into a smooth paste.
How do I store coconut date rolls?
Fresh energy date coconut rolls should be stored in an airtight container at room temperature. They will last for up to 5 days when stored properly. If you want to extend their shelf life, you can store them in the fridge, where they will last for up to 1 week.
Can I freeze date coconut rolls?
Yes, you can freeze coconut date balls. To do so, simply place them in a freezer-safe container and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. When ready to eat, simply remove the desired number of coconut date balls from the freezer and let them thaw at room temperature for 10-15 minutes before eating.
Substitutes and add-ins
The options are endless when it comes to varying the ingredient to make coconut date rolls, so feel free to get creative and add your favorite mix-ins to make these energy balls your own.
Protein powder: Add a scoop of protein powder to make these coconut date rolls rich in protein.
Sunflower seeds: Substitute the nuts with sunflower seeds to make your coconut date balls nut-free.
Dried fruit: Add dried fruit such as raisins, cranberries, or chopped apricots for extra sweetness and flavor.
Chocolate chips: Stir in some mini chocolate chips for a decadent treat.
Spices: Add a pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg, or ginger for a warm and cozy flavor.
Superfoods: Stir in some superfood ingredients such as matcha powder, turmeric, or acai berry powder for an extra boost of nutrients.
Peanut butter or nut butter: Mix in a spoonful of peanut butter, almond butter or pecan butter for a rich and creamy texture.
Oats: Stir in some rolled oats for added fiber and texture.
Food processor to blend the ingredients.