A friend of mine shared these treats with me around Valentine's Day this year. I'd been dying for a chance to make and share them as well! I brought them to a family gathering on Friday and today there's only a couple left. I'll be making these again soon!
2 cups walnuts
1 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
2 cups soft Medjool (or Noor) dates, pitted
1 1/2 TB coconut oil
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Sprinkle of cinnamon
In a large food processor fitted with an 'S' blade, pulse walnuts and coconut until crumbly. Add in the dates, coconut oil, vanilla, and sea salt and process again until a sticky, uniform mixture is formed. This will take a few tries and spins and you will need to scrape sides down with a slim rubber spatula.
Scoop the mixture by heaping tablespoons, then roll to form balls. Arrange on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, then place in the freezer to set for at least an hour.
*You can roll lightly in coconut before freezing for fancier-looking treats.
Store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to a week or in the freezer for longer.
Makes roughly 25 date treats.
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