Date and Pistachio Balls

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

Date Pistachio Balls

Prep Time

30 minutes

Cook Time

30 minutes


30 Servings


2 cups dates, medjool
1 cup pistachios
3⁄4 cup coconut
2 tablespoons cocoa powder


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.