By food contributor Brittany
This dessert is completely guilt free, gluten free and only takes 5 ingredients! Medjool dates are so sweet on their own and are the perfect natural sweeter. With the combination of almonds, cinnamon & unsweetened coconut, their flavor pops and maybe even makes you realize that you don’t always need a sugary dessert to end your meal. This is also great to make with kids, they won’t even know these are good for them!
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makes 24 pieces
1 1/2 tbsp. unsweetened shredded coconut
3 1/2 oz. pitted dried dates (about 14)*
15 small raw almonds
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
Pinch of Kosher salt
1. Spread the coconut on a plate. Put the dates, almonds, cinnamon and salt in a food processor and process until finely chopped.
2. Form rounded 1/2 tsp full of the mixture into balls and then roll and press into the coconut, coating all the sides.
*I like to buy dates that have pits in them because they are juicier, and I just pit them right before making this recipe. If your dates are dried out and aren’t fresh/sticky, then you can steam them by sprinkling them with water and putting them in the microwave. This will help the mixture stick together.