Raw Vegan Date Coconut Balls Recipe
~Makes 15 balls~
* 1 cup raw almonds
* 1 cup pitted dates
* 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
* 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
* 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
* pinch of sea salt
* 1/2 cup finely shredded zucchini
* 1 cup shredded flaked unsweetened coconut
What to do:
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or waxed paper.
Place the almonds in a food processor fitted with the steel blade and process into fine crumbs. Add dates, a few at a time, processing well after each addition. Add vanilla extract, nutmeg, cinnamon and sea salt. Process until it comes together in a ball. If it doesn’t come together, add a few extra dates.
Remove the “cookie dough” from the food processor and mix in the shredded zucchini and a half a cup of the flaked coconut with your hands until well combined. Form the dough into 1-inch balls. Place the remaining half cup of coconut on a plate and roll each ball in the coconut to coat. Place the cookies on the prepared baking sheet and freeze several hours until the balls are firm. Remove them from the freezer and serve thawed.
Note: Store these cookies in the freezer or refrigerator. They taste best when served cold, but not frozen.