"You Put the Lime in the Coconut"

It's that time of year: the time when the snowbirds arriving home from a Winter down south (by snowbirds I mean the people, though a flock of Canadian geese has also returned to Toronto). I'd like to image that they bring some tropicalness back with them. So in celebration of the tropics and the rise in temperatures, I made some coconutty Key Lime Pie inspired date balls. These treats were also heavily inspired by the jingle You Put the Lime in the Coconut which has been stuck in my head for weeks now...

3/4 cup pitted dates
1/2 cup cashews
1/2 cup walnuts*
1/2 a lime, juiced
1/2 a lime, zested
1/4 cup shredded or flaked coconut

Plus you'll need about 1/2 cup (?) of extra coconut to roll the completed balls in. *You can simply use more cashews if you don't have walnuts on hand.

Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Process just enough to form a dough. Don't overprocess and turn everything into a paste. You want it a tad chunky. This recipe makes 20 tiny balls (using a lime for comparison, you can see the size of the balls above); feel free to make them larger if you'd like.

1 comment:

  1. Amy - is the flavour similar to a traditional date ball?

    They're very festive looking!



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