1 cup Natural Delights Medjool dates, pitted and chopped (about 10 dates)
½ cup orange juice
¼ cup butter
¼ cup packed brown sugar
1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
1 ½ cup chocolate cookie crumbs
½ cup sweetened flaked coconut
⅔ cup granulated sugar, for rolling
Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper and set aside.
In a small saucepan, combine Medjool 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.
Stir in cookie crumbs and coconut until well combined. Using rounded 1-teaspoon 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.
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.