The health benefits of coconut has been so controversial over time, but I have no doubt that this saturated fat which is full of lauric acid (which is found in breast milk, and will boost your immune function while helping your body kill viruses and yeasts) should be a regular inclusion in your diet. These balls are fabulous to have stashed away in the fridge/freezer, and really hit the spot when you are looking for something small to snack on. Thanks Kirsti Pesso for these little gems.
2 cups shredded coconut (plus more for rolling)
2 teaspoons coconut oil, melted
Juice of half a small orange
Zest 1 small orange
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
2 tablespoons coconut milk
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch celtic salt
4 Medjool dates, pitted
Process all the ingredients except for the dates.
Add one date at a time and pulse until combined.
Roll into balls and then roll through the extra shredded coconut.
Chill in fridge or freezer before serving.
Serves 14-16 balls