Pecan Coconut Balls

Pecan Coconut Balls

This Pecan Coconut Balls recipe is great for an on the go snack! They’re very healthy, delicious and easy to make!  Coconut has many health benefits and even aids in weight loss and helps to stimulate the metabolism!

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Pecan Coconut Balls
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Category Desserts, Snacks
Diet Level 1: Sugar Free
Prep Time 10 Minutes
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Category Desserts, Snacks
Diet Level 1: Sugar Free
Prep Time 10 Minutes
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Servings
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Diet Level:1
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Instructions
  1. Process pecans in food processor until ground.
  2. Add dates and process until mixture is sticky.
  3. Add hemp seeds and coconut. Process until blended.
  4. Roll into balls and refrigerate until firm, approximately one hour.
Recipe Notes

You can find quality Medjool dates at Costco and Trader Joe's. Also, HEB has this brand in the produce section: Bard Valley Natural Delights Medjool Dates.

As far as the Vanilla Paste, I use this brand from HEB only because it does not contain alcohol: Taylor & Colledge Organic Vanilla Bean Paste. You can find it in the spice isle.

Almond Date Truffles

Almond Date Truffles

Here is a great “dessert” recipe. This is also a great portable snack to carry with you on trips or in your purse.

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Almond Date Truffles
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Prep Time 20 Minutes
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Prep Time 20 Minutes
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Instructions
  1. Put the dates and vanilla paste in a food processor and run until a chunky paste forms.
  2. Add the almond butter and pulse a few more times.
  3. Add the coconut, cocoa powder, salt and cinnamon and pulse a few more times. The mixture should be a tad crumbly, but press between your fingers and stick together. If it seems too wet to hold in a ball, add more coconut. If too dry, add a touch more almond butter or a splash of water.
  4. Roll a heaping tablespoon of the mixture between your palms to form a ball. Repeat with remaining mixture.
  5. Put your chopped almonds on a plate and roll each truffle in the almonds (apply a bit of pressure to get them to adhere).
  6. Place the plate in the fridge to chill for at least an hour. Truffles will keep covered in the fridge for a couple weeks.
Recipe Notes

Some dates can be super dry and hard, but for this recipe, you want to try to get your hands on some that are plump and slightly glossy, with no crystallized sugar on the surface. You can find quality Medjool dates at Costco, Trader Joe's, and HEB has this brand in the produce area: Bard Valley Natural Delights Medjool Dates. No added sugar, no preservatives.

The Vanilla Bean Paste can also be found at HEB in the spice isle. I use Taylor & Colledge Organic Vanilla Bean Paste.

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