I’ve seen all different kinds of variations on the interwebs for this recipe, so I thought I’d share mine too! By using only pecans as the nut, they kinda remind me of pecan pie. Try them and see for yourself!
2 cups pecans
16 oz pitted dates
1/3 c dried unsweetened coconut flakes
1 tsp cinnamon
Chop or throw your pecans in a food processor until they look like this. Throw them in a large bowl. You could also just buy chopped pecans…make it easier!
My big processor made quick work of the dates. I pulsed them and added maybe a tablespoon of water to help get them to the consistency of spackle. That’s what it reminds me of at least, but for those who are not familiar with spackle, think “very very thick paste”.
Throw the processed dates in the bowl with the chopped pecans. Then add the 1/3 cup dried unsweetened coconut flakes and cinnamon. Using your hands or wooden spoon, I just used my hands, mix all ingredients until thoroughly combined.
If you want, you can just take this mixture, put it between two pieces of parchment paper, roll it out to desired thickness, and cut it into whatever sized pieces your heart desires. If you are feeling overly ambitious, you can roll them into balls!
That’s it! This batch made about 25 balls using a teaspoon to measure each ball. There really were 26, but Curly Q didn’t want to wait for hers to be rolled so I just gave her spoonful of it to munch on.
These are really yummy and are hard to keep around. There are so many ways to change this recipe up. You could add different nuts, seeds, cranberries, or even chocolate! I stored them in the fridge in a plastic container with a lid. Nothing fancy. Plus, I have nothing fancy in my house.
COCONUT PECAN DATE BALLS