Date and Pistachio Balls

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Summary

Yield
Servings
Sourcehttp://strongertogether.coop/recipes/date-and-pistachio-balls
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time30 minutes
Total time1 hour

Description

These are fun little no-bake holiday cookies. Kids love helping shape these treats!

Ingredients

2 cups
dates
1 cup
pistachio nuts
3/4 cup
coconut
2 tablespoons
cocoa powder

Instructions

In a food processor, finely grind the pistachios. Remove 1/4 cup of the ground pistachios and set aside. Add the pitted dates and 1/2 cup of shredded coconut to the food processor and blend well until the mixture sticks together. Using clean hands, form the mixture into 1-inch balls, roll them in the remaining coconut or pistachios and set on a plate or platter.

To make chocolate date balls, remove half of the blended date/coconut mixture from the food processor, then add 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder to the remainder and process until well blended. Roll in additional cocoa poder to resemble chocolate truffles.