Rating: 4.59 stars
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

A no-bake recipe with only three ingredients! A quick and delicious way to satisfy your sweet tooth and stay healthy too!

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Mix dates, coconut, and almond butter together in a bowl; form into teaspoon-size balls. Refrigerate or store in the freezer.

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Cook's Note:

For a chocolate option, try adding a teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa. Yum!

Substitute peanut butter or cashew butter for almond butter if desired.

You can dice the dates in a food processor too.

Nutrition Facts

62 calories; protein 0.9g; carbohydrates 7.5g; fat 3.7g; sodium 16.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (22)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2016
Given that dates can come in all sizes 12 dates can range a lot in volume! So I eyeballed the amount of chopped dates & added what I thought gave a good consistency - it turned out to be just over a cup. I also followed the original cook's suggestions of making these with peanut butter and adding cocoa. The end result is delicious! A very quick and easy recipe even without a blender. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/12/2018
Watch out for too much peanut/almond butter....I'll add the cocoa option next time - one person at the event I made these for loved them (she's vegan) but others passed them over. Points for easy and quick but get the measurements correct and add the cocoa.... Read More
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2016
Given that dates can come in all sizes 12 dates can range a lot in volume! So I eyeballed the amount of chopped dates & added what I thought gave a good consistency - it turned out to be just over a cup. I also followed the original cook's suggestions of making these with peanut butter and adding cocoa. The end result is delicious! A very quick and easy recipe even without a blender. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2016
I follow the cook's alternate suggestions of using peanut butter and cocoa and I used the food processor. Easy and yummy! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2016
So surprised how much my kids (ages 8 6 4 1) liked this! I did add some cocoa (1tsp) as others in the reviews have said and I honestly couldn't taste it but these tasted exactly like almond joys. I should say that they taste the way the almond joy's of my childhood (when I actually ate that kind of stuff) tasted. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/19/2016
I didn't find these very sweet at all. I did use sweetened shredded coconut from Trader Joes as that was what I had. I tasted the mixture and decided to add a little unsweetened cocoa a pinch of salt and a bit more almond butter. I found they tasted better after being in the fridge over night. If looking for a subtitute for a Lara bar or other commercial bar that sweetens using dried dates this may be a money saving option. I wouldn't suggest this if a lover of sweets that typically uses refined sugar. This is more for someone that avoid sugars. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2016
Super easy. I also cut up the shredded coconut so the pieces were smaller. We doubled the recipe and then added more dates better ratio. I will add cocoa the next time per other suggestions but these taste great and are easy to make into balls. Surprisingly after putting them in the freezer on a tray I realized the balls were not sticking to the other balls when touching so I transferred into a baggie to transport to a party. I suggest doubling or tripling the recipe if you are making for a party. This is great to make with kids. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2019
So delicious especially after chilling overnight. I added cocoa and also rolled in unsweetened coconut in addition to adding to recipe. Thank you for sharing this! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2016
I eyeballed all of the ingredients and it turned out amazing. My kids love them. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2018
Pretty good. I used sweetened coconut instead of unsweetened but I think unsweetened would have been just fine as both the almond butter I used and the dates are already sweet. A perfect filling post-workout snack. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
11/12/2018
Watch out for too much peanut/almond butter....I'll add the cocoa option next time - one person at the event I made these for loved them (she's vegan) but others passed them over. Points for easy and quick but get the measurements correct and add the cocoa.... Read More