You know me.
You know I like recipes that are fast and easy. So these coconut cookie dough balls are pretty much a dream come true. First of all, they taste like coconut cookie dough. And secondly, they’re no-bake, with just two ingredients.
It can’t get any easier than that!
I also now have new recipe tab: 5 Minute Dessert Recipes.
(If you click on the above link, you’ll see all of my recipes that take 5 minutes or less to make! I’m working on a “no-bake” tab as well.)
I’m not even sure I can call this a “recipe.” It’s too simple!
Coconut Cookie Dough Balls
(no added sugar!)
- Scant 2/3 cup pitted dates (80 g) (I like Sunmaid brand, because they’re softer. See the nutritional info link, below, for substitution notes)
- 1 and 1/2 tbsp coconut butter or Homemade Coconut Butter
- Tiny pinch salt (can be omitted if desired)
- Optional: shredded coconut, chocolate chips, etc.
Blend everything together in a food processor. This makes a small batch, so I used my Magic Bullet. If you have a bigger processor, it might be best to double or triple the recipe so everything blends more smoothly. (The recipe can be done in a blender, but the results are stickier.) Smush into one big ball, then roll into little balls or bars or cookie-cuttered shapes. These will last in the refrigerator for a few weeks or frozen for a few months, or they can be frozen.
Note: the cookie dough balls in the photos contain nuts. But after taking photos I revamped the recipe to make it nut-free!
If you want balls without coconut butter, try one of these similar recipes:
Are you a fan of quick and simple recipes?
Or do you prefer the challenge of making fancier, more-complicated recipes? If you have any favorite quick recipe ideas, feel free to share them in the comment section.