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Date bites with whole pecans on parchment
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Coconut Pecan Date Bites

Super quick and easy recipe for a healthy little bite.  Made with dates, almond butter, and coconut.  Topped with a whole pecan with an optional chocolate drizzle

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword coconut date bites, coconut pecan date bites, no bake coconut date bites
Prep Time 10 minutes
scooping and rolling 15 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 24 bites
Calories 98 kcal
Author Janet Barton

Ingredients

Coconut Date Mixture:

  • 1 cup dates fresh, soft, and pitted
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut shredded
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Garnish:

  • 24-26 pecans whole
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut shredded
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate melted

Instructions

Coconut Date Mixture:

  1. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper or silicone liner.  Set aside.

  2. In a bowl of a food processor, fitted with a metal blade, add pitted dates, almond butter, coconut, salt, and vanilla.  Process until mixture will hold together.  

  3. Using a little less than 1 tablespoon of the mixture, form into a ball that holds together. Roll the ball into shredded coconut and put on the prepared baking sheet.  Using your finger or thumb slightly flatten the ball.  Spread a bit of almond butter on the bottom of the pecan and press into the flattened dough.  Drizzle with melted chocolate, if desired.

  4. Store in an airtight container in a refrigerator.  

Recipe Notes

  • Soft, fresh dates are best to use, but if your dates are old or hard, just soak them in hot water until they soften up.  Once they are soft remove the pits and they will blend up perfectly for this recipe.  
  • unsweetened flaked coconut is preferred for this recipe but if sweetened coconut is all that is available go ahead and use it.  
  • Semi-sweet chocolate goes best with the sweetness of the dates for this recipe.  Chocolate chips can be used, add 1 tsp of oil or coconut oil to 1/2 cup melted chocolate chips to help thin the chocolate so it will drizzle.
  • Any nut can be used in place of the pecan.  I chose the pecan because it is a softer nut and I love them!  Go ahead and add an almond or walnut or make them nut free.  
Nutrition Facts
Coconut Pecan Date Bites
Amount Per Serving (1 piece)
Calories 98 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 26mg1%
Potassium 119mg3%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.