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Date balls are what I like to think of as the gateway drug to the raw food movement. If you’ve ever tried your own raw date balls (imagine the easy to assemble snack, not what sounds like a blind date gone horribly wrong), you know that they can be extremely addicting! When you’re feeling that afternoon grumble, these are a snap to whip up while also providing you the energy needed for that mid-day lag.

I must admit, if you have the humor of a 12-year old boy (guilty as charged), you will obviously have a hard time EVER making these without rolling a dozen insert-ball-jokes-here off your tongue while almost choking to death on said balls. See!?

Related: Raw Chocolate & Peanut Butter Pretzel Cups

You may also be guilty of holding a couple in your hand while *coughing*. #sorrynotsorry because anything having to do with balls are funny. I don’t make the rules people.

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If you can’t laugh while playing with your balls then you need to loosen the tie around your neck and grow a pair…LOL I kill me.

Anyway, for all you SERIOUS people out there that are just rolling your eyes and wondering if I could possible take this earnestly, I regret to inform you that number one, NO I CAN’T, and B: it’s okay to giggle because laughter is the best medicine. So there. *places hands on hips and sticks out tongue*

Related: Raw Chocolate is Good For You!

But in all honesty, these balls REALLY are absolutely amazing for your God pod because they contain some seriously wonderful ingredients, such as:

  • Dates: Is anti-inflammatory, contains fiber for elimination, and helps lower blood pressure as well as boosts brain health.
  • Cranberries: High in antioxidants (more than cherries, strawberries, apples, broccoli, and raspberries), vitamin C, and fiber.
  • Pecans: Promotes digestive health, heart health, teeth health, and is anti-inflammatory.
  • Cacao: Raw chocolate is the best source for magnesium, is an anti-depressant, mood enhancer, and lowers blood pressure.
  • Coffee Flour: While this doesn’t actually taste like coffee lol, coffee flour is a new flour that is eco-friendly as well as healthy! Coffee flour derived from coffee cherries contains iron, protein, vitamin A, and calcium.
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Get down and dirty with your balls.

So enough with all this- go get your hands dirty and roll your balls. You’re welcome.

Raw Date Balls (With Cacao & Coffee Flour)

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients (except coffee flour) to a food processor and run for about 1 minute, until everything is well blended and the ingredients begin to form a solid ball.
  2. Turn off food processor, unplug (safety first people!), and begin rolling your balls. Finish by rolling them in cacao and/or coffee flour.

Makes 12-16 balls, depending on size.

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Raw Date Balls (With Cacao & Coffee Flour)
Serves 16
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 C dried dates
  2. 1/2 C dried cranberries (or raisins)
  3. 1/2 C pecans
  4. 1 Tbsp raw cacao powder (plus more for dredging)
  5. 1 tsp vanilla extract, optional
  6. 1/2 Tbsp coffee flour for dredging, optional
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients (except coffee flour) to a food processor and run for about 1 minute, until everything is well blended and the ingredients begin to form a solid ball.
  2. Turn off food processor, unplug (safety first people!), and begin rolling your balls. Finish by rolling them in cacao and/or coffee flour.
  3. Makes 12-16 balls, depending on size.
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 What do you like to roll your balls in lol?

randi

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13 comments

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That’s so funny! Every time I made a ball recipe I think “wait, does this sound weird?” haha! I switched quinoa buffalo balls to buffalo quinoa balls just to make things more appropriate but thinking back, I should have left it. 🙂

Your raw balls sound tasty (hehe)! I love all the ingredients and am excited to try them!

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LOL thank you for confirming that! I’m not the only one!! I agree though, when making blog posts, sometimes you question your titles, especially when it comes to themes such as this one lol. I hope you enjoy my balls!

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What lovely balls! 😛 I’m intrigued about coffee flour – I’ve never heard of it! I usually roll my balls in coconut or hazelnuts nomnom. Thanks for sharing at Healthy Vegan Fridays 🙂

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LOL well thank you darling! Glad you like my balls:) I’ve never tried rolling my balls in hazelnuts- I’ll have to try that cuz it sounds delish!

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“you will obviously have a hard time EVER making these without rolling a dozen insert-ball-jokes-here off your tongue while almost choking to death on said balls”
bwahahaha
SO GLAD I am not the only blogger to make a joke when sharing a date ball recipe. Aside from me – you are the first I have come across. How strange is that? Is our sense of humour really that juvenile??? I think not!
These sound great. I have to admit that I am not a coffee person, so I like that the flour dredging is optional. They sound lovely =)

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Lol, I have a feeling we were the school kids in the back row making fart jokes while the rest of the class payed attention? Humor is medicine for the soul so I’m rollin’ with it! I hope you get to try coffee flour sometime too- it really doesn’t have a coffee flavor and apparently can be used in gluten-free baking.

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OMG, This was awesome, I laughed and giggled and snorted over your blog! You are definitely not the only one Thanks for the new variation of these great little goodies!

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Ha! Glad you got a good laugh out of it Tiff! Hope you get a chance to roll your balls:)

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I have never heard of coffee flour. I need to do some research and find out more about it. Your jokes were cute lol

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Thank you Leanna! I have to do some more experimenting with coffee flour, but it seems promising.

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I giggled too – I am loving this recipe and I am adoring the hair Rhandi it is gorgeous !! Thank you for sharing with I am Pinnable you know I love having you over 🙂

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Lol thank you Amber!!

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