These coconut orange balls are a simple healthy snack recipe you can grab and eat on-the-go! They’re sweetened with dates and a bit of maple syrup.
We’ve got a great guest post today from another one of my favorite bloggers. This recipe is for some seriously delicious looking coconut orange balls! And while you’re here, be sure to check out some other snack ball recipes, too.
Hi Slim Sanity readers! I’m Erin and I blog over at The Almond Eater, a food blog dedicated to recipes that require 30 minutes or less! …with the occasional recipe that takes way longer but is so worth it.
When Alysia asked me to guest post I said DUH because I wanted to help a sista out. When deciding on a recipe, I thought BALLS were the obvious choice. To be honest, I went through a ball phase (LOL I can’t not laugh because I’m 12) last year where I made them all.the.time., so much so that I kind of got sick of them. I know—talk about a tragedy. I think it had to do with the fact that I was mostly making sweet ball/bite recipes, i.e. where the main ingredient was chocolate. Now that I’m getting back into ball making, I’m trying to find more fruity flavors to try.
I did a Pinterest search for “orange balls” and essentially nothing came up, so I figured I should create one! This recipe requires just 5 ingredients—dates, oats, coconut, syrup, and orange—and way less than 30 minutes.
I made the balls golf ball size and the recipe yielded 16 balls, so if you make them larger you will have less. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did, and hopefully you make them last longer than two days (but if not I’m not judging!).
- 2 cups pitted dates
- ¾ cup shredded coconut (I used unsweetened)
- ½ cup old fashioned oats
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- Juice of 1 orange
- Zest of 1 orange
- Extra coconut for topping
- Place dates, coconut and oats into your food processor and pulse.
- Add syrup, fresh orange juice and orange zest and pulse again until everything is combined. Make sure to feel the mixture before you remove it from the food processor--it should be sticky and easily able to be formed into balls. If it's too liquid-y, add more coconut.
- Remove mixture from processor and use your hands to roll it into golf size balls and then roll the balls into more shredded coconut.
- Store in the refrigerator and enjoy!