Recipe

Date and Pistachio Balls

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Recipe Information

Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 30 (30 1-inch balls)

These sweet and simple no-bake dessert bites are a delicious addition to holiday cheese or cookie trays.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pitted dates
  • 1 cup unsalted pistachio nuts, shelled
  • 3/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder (optional)

Preparation

In a food processor, finely grind the pistachios. Remove 1/4 cup of the ground pistachios and set aside. Add the pitted dates and 1/2 cup shredded coconut to the food processor and blend well until the mixture sticks together. Using clean hands, form the mixture into 1-inch balls, roll them in the remaining coconut or pistachios and set on a plate or platter. To make chocolate date balls, remove half of the blended date/coconut mixture from the food processor, then add 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder to the remainder and process until well blended. Roll in additional cocoa powder to resemble chocolate truffles.

Serving Suggestion

These sweet and simple no-bake dessert bites are a delicious addition to holiday cheese or cookie trays.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 54, Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 1 mg, Carbohydrate: 7 g, Dietary Fiber: 1 g, Protein: 1 g