Coconut Peanut Butter Balls

This dessert has three of my favorite things – coconut, peanut butter and the phrase “no-bake.” I had the dates on hand over the holidays and made these quickly after lunch and before dinner on Christmas Day. We had previously determined that we weren’t going to do anything for dessert after the mid-day meal, but I could tell that people were getting a hankering for something sweet. These were quick, easy and delicious (recipe below).




Reality Check. I would love for these to be a truly easy dessert that you could whip up with things on hand, but dates don’t fall into that category for me. I may need to try the recipe without that item because they were so yummy, although I suspect they will appear and taste more like the version of peanut butter balls we made as kids…which if I recall also were quite delicious.

Coconut Peanut Butter Balls
Source: The Forest Feast

1/2 cup peanut butter
10 pitted dates
1 1/2 cup shredded coconut
1 T honey

Blend all ingredients in food processor or blender until smooth, reserving 1/2 cup coconut for rolling.
Roll dough into balls about 2 T in size, then in coconut.

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