Great for an afternoon snack that helps curb the sweet tooth, too!

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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Grind dates in a food processor until smooth; add cashews and continue to process until finely ground.

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  • Transfer the cashew mixture to a large bowl. Mix orange zest and cardamom into the cashew mixture. Divide and shape mixture into 1-inch balls.

  • Spread coconut flakes into the bottom of a shallow dish. Roll balls in coconut to coat.

Cook's Notes:

You could substitute nutmeg for the cardamom.

If flakes have a hard time sticking to the outside of the balls, add coconut to mixture before turning them into balls.

Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts

86 calories; 5.5 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 56 mg sodium. 9 g carbohydrates; 1.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Rating: 4 stars
04/17/2017
I made these bites for a family dinner this Easter and they were a hit! Nice and moist and a great consistency and the orange zest was perfection! I didn't give this 5 starts as I found the instructions slightly lacking. It didn't work well at all combining the dates and cashews in the food processor together. The dates all clumped together on the side and the cashews were all at the bottom. I poured the two into a big bowl and went to work with my hands and this worked much better to combine the dates and cashews. I would definitely make these again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/17/2017
I made these bites for a family dinner this Easter and they were a hit! Nice and moist and a great consistency and the orange zest was perfection! I didn't give this 5 starts as I found the instructions slightly lacking. It didn't work well at all combining the dates and cashews in the food processor together. The dates all clumped together on the side and the cashews were all at the bottom. I poured the two into a big bowl and went to work with my hands and this worked much better to combine the dates and cashews. I would definitely make these again. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
04/17/2017
I made these bites for a family dinner this Easter and they were a hit! Nice and moist and a great consistency and the orange zest was perfection! I didn't give this 5 starts as I found the instructions slightly lacking. It didn't work well at all combining the dates and cashews in the food processor together. The dates all clumped together on the side and the cashews were all at the bottom. I poured the two into a big bowl and went to work with my hands and this worked much better to combine the dates and cashews. I would definitely make these again. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
12/26/2016
Easy to make. I used nutmeg instead of cardamom 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of orange zest and I mixed in the coconut because it wouldn't stick to the outside. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2018
Very very tasty but I had to add about 1 tablespoon of coconut oil to get the balls to hold together. Also I had to aggressively press the coconut onto the balls to get it to stick. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2016
These are delicious! The orange and cardamom just jump out and grab you. I dressed them up for Halloween by making faces with dried fruit and candied orange peel. Great recipe thank you for sharing it with us. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2018
It delicious and healthy. Love it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2018
Fantastic! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2017
So easy to make and very tasty. I look forward to one of these satisfying my afternoon sweet craving! Read More