|Thanks to R, I have this lovely plate!|
A few highlights about this recipe are:
It is so easy. It literally took under 10 minutes from start to finish. It requires three ingredients: dates, almonds and coconut.
They are pretty darn healthy. Besides the coconut being sweetened, all three ingredients are good sources fiber. I happened to have bought sweetened coconut last week for cookies that required it, so I used it. But unsweetened would probably be just fine too, considering how sweet the dates are.
This recipe can be used multiple ways. You can form them into roll or ball shapes like these. You can also press it into the bottom of a pie pan and be used as a crust for something like an ice cream pie. All those new coconut milk ice creams would be so good as the filling. You can also form it into small bar shapes and have it as a energy-type bar or snack.
*Possible substitions or additions could be dried apples, cashews, carob powder or dried cherries.
Coconut Date Rolls
Makes 2 dozen rolls
2 cups pitted dates
1/2 cup raw almonds
1/2 cup shredded coconut, sweetened or unsweetened
Put all ingredients into food processor or blender. Pulse until fully pureed. Form into whatever shape you like or press into pie pan. Refrigerate or freeze in container large enough to keep them separated. Easy!