It’s a Date

Coconut and Peanut Butter Date Balls

Preparation info
  • Makes


    bite - sized balls
    • Difficulty


Appears in
WHOLE: Bowl Food for Balance

By Melissa Delport

Published 2018

  • About

Date balls are a power snack to have in the fridge and are simply delicious. If you feel like a lighter dessert after dinner, this is the perfect bite-sized option to satisfy your sweet tooth. You can play around with adding different elements and flavours if you like, such as fresh mint or orange zest.


  • ¾ cup raw almonds
  • ¾ cup hazelnuts (or other nut of your choice)
  • 2


Add the almonds, hazelnuts, oats and chia seeds to a food processor and blend until a flour forms. Add the dates, coconut oil, protein powder, nut butter, honey and cacao powder and blend until a crumbly paste forms.

Add the desiccated coconut to a separate small bowl. Using your hands, form the date mixture into bite-sized balls and roll them in the coconut. Put them in the fridge for