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Healthy Cacao, Coconut & Date Balls

  A quick, healthy snack that you can make in advance and freeze. Start this recipe a day in advance.


  • 12 Medjool dates
  • 1 cup Almond Meal
  • 1/3 cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/3 cup Cacao Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Chia Seeds


  1. Place dates in a medium bowl and cover with water.  Stand for 1 hour. Drain and discard seeds.
  2. Process dates, almond meal, shredded coconut, coconut oil, cacao powder and chia seeds until mixture comes together. Transfer to a bowl and stand for 20 minutes for chia seeds to soften.
  3. Place remaining coconut in a shallow dish.
  4. Roll level tablespoons of mixture into balls. Roll in coconut to coat.
Date balls can be frozen for up to 1 month.
Nutritional Values
Energy803kJFat saturated5.70g
Fat Total9.80gCarbohydrate sugars19.30g
Carbohydrate Total26.60gDietary Fibre4.50g
All nutritional values are per serving.
(The following ingredients: Almond Flour; Shredded Coconut; Coconut Oil & Chia Seeds are all available at Dried Fruit for Africa)