Halloween coconut date bites

I know Halloween is just around the corner and with that comes a lot of sugar especially for the kids! These Halloween coconut date bites are a healthier alternative. A favorite of my kids that they will end up taking to school to share with their peers.

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I love Halloween, however, the part that I dread the most is all of the candy my kids collect around this time. As a rule, I only allow them to keep a few and since I am able to make them healthier alternative treats they are ok with it.

During this time I also get to make them treats to take to their friends parties, which they always get super excited. Perfect for any kid between the ages 6-12.

These Halloween coconut date bites are also a great dessert to make with the little ones since it doesn’t require baking and it is fun for them to roll them out. My kids often help in the kitchen and since these are easy, it is perfect for them, and lets not forget they are just 3 ingredients!

With all of the extra sugar around this time all I want my kids to drink is water. Water is the drink of choice for us most of the time since all other drinks just add unnecessary sugar which we really don’t need.

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Well I hope you like these Halloween coconut bites, 3 ingredients, super easy to make and much healthier for you than conventional treats.

Enjoy!

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Halloween coconut date bites

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 24 bites

Ingredients:

Directions:

Place the walnuts in the food processor and pulse until you obtain a powder. Add the dates and coconut and pulse until the dates come together and form a homogenous mixture. You may need a couple of tablespoons of water.

Place mixture in a bowl and form little ball. You can dip them in extra unsweetened shredded coconut.

At this time you can decorate them with the sugared eyes and make them more fun.

NOTE: You can use any other type of nuts if you don't like walnuts

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4 comments

  1. You are the queen of the energy bars, my friend ;-)

  2. These energy bars sound perfect for a busy day! Plus it’s quick to prepare and very easy! Thanks for sharing! :)

  3. Hi, this looks like a very good recipe to me. I shall definitely make it. I have one reservation, in light of revised information as regards SUGAR….which they quoted at 90g./per day,for 8700kj diet, but now say we should reduce SUGAR to 50g or less, I would consume half the serve, ie; 38g. What do you think Miryam. Best Wishes, Harry

    • The sugar comes from the dates in this recipe so what I would do is perhaps use dried prunes instead of dates which are lower in sugar, or decrease the amount of dates and increase the nut content. You may need 1 more tablespoon of water or so but that is about it. I hope this helps a little :-)

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