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Walnut Date Balls

Rated as 4.8 out of 5 Stars

"Love these as a snack or dessert! There's no added sugar. You can press them into a 9x9-inch pan and cut into bars, if you prefer."
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1 h 20 m servings 232
Original recipe yields 12 servings (24 date balls)


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  1. Process walnuts, dates, coconut, sesame oil, sea salt, and vanilla extract together in a food processor until combined. Roll date mixture into bite-size balls; refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 232 calories; 13.8 27.8 3.5 0 165 Full nutrition

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I made this recipe with coconut oil instead of sesame oil . I don’t like the flavour of sesame . I keep them in the freezer in a ziplock instead of the fridge . Good healthy snack .

This was a great option to make for our vegan neighbors rather than the holiday cookies I make for everyone else. I wasn't sure about the sesame oil, but they're really good.

At first I thought there was too much salt but after eating on these little beauties for a couple days they are growing on me and the salt flavor is diminishing. Used half the amount of sesame ...

These were delicious! Like others, I did not use sesame oil; substituted almond butter and they were perfect. You can also roll in cocoa powder if you want a bit of variety. Will definitely m...

Awesome! I substituted coconut oil for sesame oil as suggested. I'm going to have to freeze some of these so I don't eat them all right away.

Loved these. Easy to make, can be made ahead of time. We made so many we took them to a pot luck the next evening and we think they were actually better the next day.

Made these using a half teaspoon of sesame oil. Wish I wouldn’t have done that. Next time I will make them using light olive oil because all I taste is sesame it drowns out the dates and co...

I've made it twice, they were so good. I lowered the salt and decided I liked it better with the listed amount. I'm a Weight Watcher and they are 6 points, sadly. But, I'm pre-diabetic and th...

These are yummy but we didn't care for the sesame oil as it is a really strong taste. Next time I think I'll leave this out or susti