Chocolate, coconut and date balls


Serves: 24 (makes 24 balls)
Time to make: 15 mins
Total cost: $6.00 / $0.25 per serve

  • 2 2/3 cups (500g) pitted dates
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded coconut
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup desiccated coconut


Step 1 Line a large baking tray with baking paper. Put all ingredients, (except desiccated coconut) in a food processor and blend for 1 minute. Add 4–5 tablespoons hot water and blend for another 30 seconds–1 minute, or until mixture is finely chopped and just smooth. Scrape processor sides with a spatula; blend again.

Step 2 Roll tablespoonfuls of mixture into 24 balls; roll in desiccated coconut. Place balls on prepared tray; refrigerate until ready to eat.

HFG tip

Store balls in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.

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