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Toasted Coconut Caramel Date Balls (V/GF)

Toasted Coconut Caramel Date Balls (V/GF)

When I first tried these toasted coconut caramel date balls, I closed my eyes and tried to think of the first flavor that came to mind. I was taken back to my most recent job at a chocolate shop in Texas, when my boss made toasted coconut caramels. And they were un-freaking-believable. I am a SERIOUS sucker for anything coconut or caramel, but when they’re together?!! I’m done for. Best combination EVER.

…plus maybe a little drizzle of dark chocolate on top? And sea salt?? THAT would be absolute perfection ?

Toasted Coconut Caramel Date Balls (V/GF)

 

I’m definitely one of those people that needs healthy snacks at the ready AT ALL TIMES because when I’m super hungry, I don’t think rationally, and grab the nearest consumable item in sight. Anyone else?

These little bites make for the perfect snack when you need a little boost of sweet energy (and bonus: no blood sugar crash.) If you make them at the beginning of the week, (meal prep, anyone??) you can just store them in a container in the fridge to have throughout the week.

Toasted Coconut Caramel Date Balls (V/GF)

There’s just 6 ingredients that go into these babies: medjool dates (make sure they’re medjool and not deglet noor – that’s important!), raw cashews, coconut butter, toasted coconut, vanilla extract, and sea salt! Trust me when I say that these ingredients when blended together turn into something TRULY magical. I hope you love these toasted coconut caramel date balls as much as I do!

Toasted Coconut Caramel Date Balls (V/GF)

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Toasted Coconut Caramel Date Balls (V/GF)
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Ingredients
  • 1½ c pitted medjool dates, tightly packed
  • 1 c raw cashews
  • 1 c unsweetened, flaked coconut
  • ¼ c coconut butter
  • ½ t vanilla extract
  • ¼ t fine sea salt
Instructions
  1. In a skillet on medium-low heat, toast coconut until lightly golden brown, stirring frequently. Coconut burns FAST - so don't take your eyes off it! Let cool.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until the mixture starts to stick together.
  3. Take the date mixture out by the spoonful (my balls were about the size of 1½ - 2 tablespoons, or a medium cookie scoop) and squeeze to help it stay together, then roll into little balls. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. Enjoy!

 

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Heather
    October 31, 2017 at 8:04 am

    These are delicious. I was skeptical of the dates, being unfamiliar with their taste, but my noon year old son and I can’t stop eating them!

    • Reply
      Lucia
      October 31, 2017 at 12:52 pm

      Yay! This makes me so happy! Thanks, Heather!

  • Reply
    Liz
    September 4, 2017 at 1:54 am

    I secretly LOVE caramel too! Though I never really use it in my baking— maybe that should change— but anyways, these look amazing! Totally added to my list!

    • Reply
      Lucia
      September 4, 2017 at 8:20 am

      Ugh, caramel is my faaaave! So good!! Thanks Liz 🙂

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