I’m crazy about coconut and have been trying to perfect an energy ball recipe to quell my coconut urge. Several energy ball and bar recipes I tried were great, but sometimes I’m not in the mood for chocolate or peanut butter. Yes, it’s true. This recipe satisfies my coconutty craving with all the nutrition I need after a run or as a quick pick-me-up.
Date Coconut Energy Balls
makes about 1 dozen
- 8 pitted Medjool dates
- 1/2 cup walnuts, or other nut of choice
- 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- dash of cinnamon
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
In a food processor fitted with an “S” blade, process the dates and walnuts until chopped fine. Add the remaining ingredients until well blended. Rolls into balls. Chill. Enjoy! Keep in the refrigerator for up to five days.