Date Balls

I am absolutely loving experimenting with new recipes and foods at the moment. I even seem to have the kids on board and they are eating more things they are not. Kiara and David do feel I went too far with the coconut sugar though. Kiara asked me if we are rich now that we have coconut sugar and David makes fun of me every time he sees it. I will admit it was super expensive, I only bought it because I had a Woolies voucher but it is actually yummy and I feel slightly less guilty when I add it to my coffee.

One of the things that has gone down a real treat is date balls. I didn’t think we would all love them as much as we did because none of us are real date fans, but you don’t taste them at all. I googled recipes for ages and couldn’t find one that used the ingredients I had at home so I decided to just wing it and throw a few things into the blender!Date Balls|HarassedMom

I didn’t really measure some of the ingredients, so if you are going to make this recipe, adjust it to your needs.

Date Balls
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615 calories
122 g
0 g
19 g
5 g
13 g
182 g
3 g
98 g
0 g
5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
182g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 615
Calories from Fat 165
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g
30%
Saturated Fat 13g
64%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 3mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 122g
41%
Dietary Fiber 12g
47%
Sugars 98g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A
5%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
11%
Iron
13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 packet (1 cup) of chopped dates. (For the first batch I used the Woolies chopped dates and the second one, I used the Dischem ones)
  2. 2 TBSP coconut flour
  3. 1 TBSP cocoa
  4. 1 TBSP coconut oil
Instructions
  1. 1. Place the dates into your blender and blitz for a few seconds.
  2. 2. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend for a minute or two. It will almost look like bread crumbs.
  3. 3. Roll into balls and then coat with desiccated coconut.
  4. 4. Place in the fridge. (They taste so much better chilled.)
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calories
615
fat
19g
protein
5g
carbs
122g
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All of the kids are loving these, I can’t keep up with how quickly they eat them. 

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3 Comments

  1. 8 August, 2017 / 10:14 am

    I’ve considered making these, or some variation. It sounds easy enough, but do you find it a pain to clean your blender afterwards?
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