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A pile of coconut date balls on a white plate with a bite taken out of one
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5 from 4 votes

Coconut Date Balls

These coconut date balls are fast and simple to make, and are vegan, gluten-free and paleo! They only require 4 ingredients to make with no refined sugars, and are perfect healthier treat for kids and adults.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20
Calories: 89kcal


  • 20 medjool dates (pitted)
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • cup coconut flour * see note

Toppings (optional)

  • shredded coconut
  • sprinkles
  • crushed nuts
  • sesame seeds


  • Cover dates with boiling water and let them sit for 10 minutes.
  • Shaking excess water off the dates, transfer to a food processor along with the cocoa powder, maple syrup, coconut flour and salt. 
  • Blend on low until everything is completely mixed and blended together.
  • Use a cookie scoop to form 1 tablespoon sized balls and roll in the palm of your hand.
  • To get toppings to stick, you can immerse in the soaking liquid for a second, shaking extra liquid off before rolling in the toppings.


  • Store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 1 week. Freeze for longer term storage.



* These were not good with almond flour (way too soft!). 


Serving: 1truffle | Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 179mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.4mg