Recipe Directions

1. In blender or food processor, blend dates with enough water to make a thick paste

2. Add tahini, and blend until well mixed in

3. Transfer date tahini mixture to large bowl and start adding coconut. Stir as you go and you can add a lot or a little depending on what outcome you would like. The more coconut you add the stiffer they will be making them easier to make into shapes.

4. Make into desired shape (I made little balls). Put in freezer while you make chocolate sauce.

5. If you want them completely covered in chocolate, roll them in the chocolate sauce. Or you can drizzle the sauce over them.

6. Put in fridge or freezer to allow chocolate to set.

7. ENJOY!

Extra special additions: you can mix some chopped nuts into the chocolate before you dip them, or you can roll them in chopped nuts, coconut, or cocoa powder for an extra special fancy treat!

I made these the other night and by the end of the night my boyfriend had devoured almost all of them! With the exception of the 2 that I ate and the 1 that our roommate ate. I believe he finished off the rest of them the next day. That being said, this recipe makes quite a lot, so if you don't want to eat them all and think you might be tempted, you might want to make half the recipe!

Erin's Thoughts

By erin

Little bite sized coconut wonders.

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kristiholt's Review

Chocolate Covered Coconut Bites
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This fresh fruit bouquet is a wonderful baby shower centerpiece because it is also a tasty addition to your baby shower food refreshments. Instead of making a fruit salad, make a fruit flower bouquet! It is a fresh, striking and unique baby shower centerpiece idea.

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Hi Grace, these do not have to stay in the freezer long at all. Just long enough for the chocolate to harden up which is about 30 minutes max. If you want to roll them in cacao powder I would recommend doing that before you put them in the freezer while the chocolate is still sticky. I'm thinking that if you wait until after the chocolate has hardened, the cacao powder won't stick to them. Good luck!

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These sound fabulous. I need something fast and easy...Please tell me how long they need to be in the freezer before serving, and do you roll them in cacao powder just before serving? Thanks for your advice. Grace

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I think agave would work just fine instead of dates. Let me know how it turns out. Enjoy!

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Hello!

Could you use agave instead of the dates?

Thanks!

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MMM .. these are soo great .. prefect in the frezzer ... thanks

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I made these and gave them away in little paper gift boxes for the holidays! Instead of using all coconut, I used 1 c. almond pulp and 1 c. coconut. I dipped them in chocolate (coconut butter, cacao, maple) then rolled them in either: lemon zest, dried coconut, spicy cacao powder, or cacao nibs. Then I put one of each in the boxes! YUM. Pics on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hydrojen/

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I made a batch of these to give to my friends as a selection box of raw chocolates. They were really easy and tasted great (I had two spare to test!) Unfortunately I got one with date stone in - how dozy am I? They even looked as good as yours did. Thank you for such a great recipe - its like raw bounty bar. I left out the tahini as mine is homemade and very strong and I didnt have any nut butter. Still good though.

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Thanks Eloisa! That rocky road pie sounds like a GREAT idea! I can only imagine. Let me know if you try it. Glad you enjoyed!

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Erin! I must say these are absolutely delicious! I made them last night, but they didn't come out as beautiful looking as in your photo :) And I can't stop eating them!! I added A LOT of almond butter and a generous amount of everything else. The turnout - a deliciously soft mushy peanut-buttery tasting batter. And it just occured to me that this would be a great filling for a Rocky Road pie. I will have to try.... thanks!

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Amazingly YUMMY!! I made these yesterday using almond butter instead of tahini - taste just like chocolate peanut butter balls. Thanks for a wonderful, easy recipe.

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RawKidChef.- I probably put a good bit more than 1 Tbsp coconut oil in that recipe. It was still pretty dark though. I guess the more coconut oil you put the less intense like dark chocolate it is.

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It looks like a chess game! ;) Good concept , you sould make it for a dinner with friends! ;)

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Just out of curiosity, is that the way you make your chocolate? I noticed my coconut oil chocolate always comes out like dark chocolate and yours looks like milk chocolate. Thanks.

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Mmmmm, those look good.

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Wow! I'm keeping that recipe for Christmas! Thanks :)

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These look incredible erin! Beautiful photo! I'll surely be trying them this week.

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