First off, Finn wants me to let you know that he really wanted this recipe to be called “Awesome Balls”, but I thought you might want a little more context for what the ingredients are in the recipe title. I then suggested calling them Dreamsicle Balls, but Matt insisted they’re not creamy enough for me to get away with calling them that. Hence, a simple straight forward name that hopefully still conveys the deliciousness.
If you’re unsure, here’s proof – the kids couldn’t keep their hands off them!
And while we enjoy them soft like truffles, they will set-up even more if chilled. See, soft and luscious.
These Orange Coconut Date Truffles are also SUPER easy to make, as we had all the ingredients on hand. In fact, they’re one of the many Snowzilla 2016 creations that we made with a lot of time on our hands, while stuck in the house with no ability to go to the store.
Also, it’s a great seasonal treat anytime of year – fresh medjool dates keep very well in an air tight container and citrus is readily available year-round in the US.
Coconut is the only other ingredient, again – easily stored in the pantry. So in the winter it’s easy to get all the ingredients and in the summer time it’ll a fantastic no-cook, no-bake treat.
That’s right, I said NO COOK. Just blend, roll, and stuff in your face.
- 2 C (about 28) soft medjool dates, pitted
- 3 Tbsp coconut concentrate or coconut butter
- juice of 1 orange
- zest of 1 orange
- 1/2 C shredded coconut
- In a food processor, pulse dates, coconut concentrate, juice and half the zest until a paste forms.
- Roll date mixture into 1" diameter balls.
- In small bowl combine shredded coconut and remaining zest.
- Roll date balls in the coconut mixture, shaking off excess.