Coconut Date Balls

Ingredients

1 ½ cups pitted dates

½ cup coconut butter

1 Tablespoons of coconut oil

Shredded coconut, fine (optional)

Instructions

In a food processor, process the dates for a minute or so into a paste

Add the coconut butter.  Pulse a few times to crumble the coconut butter and mix it throughout.

Melt the coconut oil in a small pan, don’t overheat.  It will melt easily.  Turn on the food processor and pour the melted oil through the top allowing the dates and butter to blend into a  smooth paste.

To roll the balls, pick up a small handful of paste and press it into your hand and roll it into a little ball, less than 1 inch in diameter.  Place them in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator (in the summer) or a cool spot.

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