Confession. I've never owned a food processor. I've always used a blender which worked well, but that meant hand-grating things like carrots and actually using a cutting board and knife for cucumbers and the like. Oh the horror.
But, here we are with a food processor and what better way to break her in than to make these simple, 5-ingredient coconut, walnut crunch bites. These are great for on-the-go snacking and are delicious enough to masquerade as a dessert.
unsweetened shredded coconut.
Put all ingredients, except shredded coconut, in the food processor. Process until you reach a mealy consistency.
Shape into quarter-size balls and roll in shredded coconut to cover. Store in an airtight container to maintain freshness.
Coconut, Walnut Crunch Bites
1 c pitted dates
1/2 c chopped walnuts
1/4 c almond flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 c shredded coconut
Process first four ingredients in the food processor until a mealy texture is achieved.
Form into quarter-size balls. Fill a shallow bowl with shredded coconut and roll bites in the coconut until covered. Store in an airtight container.
Makes 11-12 bites.