Recipe Source: Anna Murphy - Charleston SC
Change up the fruit for different flavor combinations. Dried cherries, strawberries, cranberries or raisins can be used. I somtimes omit the coconut.
- 1 cup nuts (walnuts, pecans or almonds)
- pinch fine sea salt
- 2/3 cup dates, pitted
- 1/3 cup dried blueberries, unsweetened
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1/4 cup flaked coconut, unsweetened
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place nuts and salt in a food processor; process until fine. Add dates and cherries and pulse until incorporated. Add vanilla and water and pulse for a few seconds, or until the mixture is sticky. Shape mixture into 1-inch smooth balls. Dip date balls into coconut flakes. Place on baking sheet and freeze for 1 hour. Serve cool.