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Date and Nut Coconut Cocoa Balls

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To make date and nut coconut cocoa balls, combine the dates almonds, pistachios and cashew nuts and mix well. Once cooled, divide the mixture into 10 equal portions and shape each portion into round balls. Take a ball and dip half the side of each ball into the desiccated coconut and the remaining half side of each ball into cocoa powder. Do that with 5 balls to get date and nut coconut cocoa balls. For the remaining 5 balls, dip them in desiccated coconut to get 5 date and nut coconut balls. Serve the date and nut coconut cocoa balls immediately or store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. It stays fresh for 20 days.

The date and nut coconut cocoa balls recipe is an outta-the-world sweet treat, which can be had as a nutritious evening snack or double-up as a mithai for Diwali and other festivals.

While there is nothing so new about making ladoos out of dry fruits, the coating of coconut and cocoa gives the balls an absolutely new dimension. Coating one side of the ball with desiccated coconut and the other side with cocoa not only gives healthy date and coconut balls an all-new taste, but also a very appealing appearance with brown and white hues.

You can make a few batches of this date balls healthy Indian dessert and store it in an airtight container at room temperature. While you are on a sweet-making spree, try other delightful dates-based treats like Date and Sesame Puranpoli and Date and Walnut Cake.

One choco coconut energy ball provides 97 calories with 2.4 g of protein and 1.4 g of fibre, thus making it a perfect satiating choice for weight-watchers. Dates are natural sweetener and provide necessary sweetness along with good amounts of potassium.

The nuts provide a dose of B vitamins along with omega-3 fatty acids . These fatty acids help to reduce inflammation in the body and have heart protecting benefits. These date and nut coconut cocoa balls are easy to carry to work and it is sure to perk up your mood.

Tips for date and nut coconut cocoa balls. 1. While buying fresh dates, select those that are smooth-skinned, glossy and plump. Avoid dates that are broken, cracked, dried, shrivelled or sour-smelling. 2. Remember to store in the refrigerator till use. You can remove it and keep it room temperature for 10 minutes before serving if need be.

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Date and Nut Coconut Cocoa Balls recipe - How to make Date and Nut Coconut Cocoa Balls

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     10Makes 10 balls
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Ingredients

For Date and Nut Coconut Cocoa Balls
1 cup chopped dates (khajur)
2 tbsp finely chopped almonds (badam)
2 tbsp finely chopped pistachios
3 tbsp finely chopped cashew nut (kaju)

For The Garnish
desiccated coconut
cocoa powder
Method

For date and nut coconut cocoa balls

    For date and nut coconut cocoa balls
  1. To make date and nut coconut cocoa balls, combine the dates almonds, pistachios and cashew nuts and mix well.
  2. Divide the mixture into 10 equal portions and shape each portion into round balls.
  3. Take a ball and dip half the side of each ball into the dessicated coconut and the remaining half side of each ball into cocoa powder. Do that with 5 balls to get date and nut coconut cocoa balls.
  4. For the remaining 5 balls, dip them in dessicated coconut to get 5 date and nut coconut balls.
  5. Serve the date and nut coconut cocoa balls immediately or store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. It stays fresh for 20 days.

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Method for Date and Nut Coconut Cocoa Balls

  1. To make date and nut coconut cocoa balls recipe | choco coocnut energy balls | date balls healthy Indian dessert | healthy date and coconut balls,| we show you what black dates look like. Black dates are easily available all over India through out the year. 
  2. In a deep bowl, put finely chopped seedless black dates. 1 cup of dates (90 gm) gives around 8.05 gm of fiber and will lower down the cholesterol level and will also aid in weight loss. A cup of dates contain 703 mg of potassium (14.95% of RDA) which helps in the regulation of blood pressure and also prevents formation of kidney stones. Dates have a low glycemic index from 43 to 55 depending on the variety, so they are a boon to diabetics to satisfy their sweet tooth. 
  3. Add finely chopped almonds. See why we love almonds.  Almonds are rich in B complex vitamins such as Vitamin B1, ThiamineVitamin B3, Niacin and Folate which plays an important role in the brain development. Almonds balances your cholesterol levels. almonds have a very low glycemic index and good for diabetics.
  4. Add chopped pistachios. See why we love nuts. In general, walnutscashew nutspeanutsalmondspistachios and pinenuts are a healthy snack to carry keep with you as they are rich in monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats and good for heart. They are a healthy snack for Diabetics.
  5. Add chopped cashew nuts.
  6. Mix with your hands to make a dough. This will happen easily as dates are sticky and the nuts will stick to it.
  7. Divide the dough into 10 equal date and nut coconut cocoa balls.
  8. Shape each portion into round balls.
  9. Take a ball and dip half side of each ball into the dessicated coconut and the remaining half side of each ball into cocoa powder. Do that with 5 balls to get Date and Nut Coconut Cocoa Balls.
  10. For the remaining 5 balls, dip them in dessicated coconut to get 5 Date and Nut Coconut Balls. The only difference is these balls don't have cocoa powder on them. I prefer the taste of Date and Nut Coconut Balls as i like the flavour of coconut. It depends on what you prefer to make. 
  11. Serve immediately.
  12. Or store in an airtight container in a fridge for upto 20 days. I love to store them in the fridge and when I have a sweet craving, this is my pick of healthy Indian dessert. 

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per ball
Energy97 cal
Protein2.4 g
Carbohydrates9.9 g
Fiber1.4 g
Fat5.5 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium0.9 mg

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Date and Nut Coconut Cocoa Balls
5
 on 23 Oct 16 11:08 AM


how many days does this have shelf life of?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Jyoti, These will stay at room temperature for 5 to 6 days in an air tight container
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24 Oct 16 08:48 AM
Date and Nut Coconut Cocoa Balls
5
 on 17 Oct 16 05:13 PM


yummm!! so simple and healtghy too.. The coco powder and coconut gave such a lovely tatse to this. Will make this simple recipe for diwali party this time. the crunch of the nuts was the best