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Vanilla Medjool Date Balls



  • 1 cup (250 mL) Natural Delights Medjool dates, pitted and chopped (about 10 dates)
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) orange juice
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) butter
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) packed brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup (375 mL) chocolate cookie crumbs
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) sweetened flaked coconut
  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) granulated sugar, for rolling
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Cooking Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper and set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine dates, orange juice, butter and brown sugar. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook, stirring for about 12 minutes or until very soft and thickened. Stir in vanilla; set aside to cool completely.
  3. Stir in cookie crumbs and coconut until well combined. Using rounded 1 tsp (5 mL) measuring spoon, scoop out mixture and roll into balls. Place sugar on a plate or in a shallow bowl. Roll balls in sugar until completely coated and place on prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining mixture.
  4. Place in refrigerator for at least 2 hours or until set and firm. Package in single layers in airtight container or cookie tins and keep refrigerated for up to 3 weeks.

Serve immediately.

Serves 50


Vanilla Medjool Date Balls

Nutrition Information: Vanilla Medjool Date Balls