Lemon flavored date balls

This recipe is taken from the book: OVERSEAS PLANT-BASED CUISINE – Around the world in more than 100 Simple Vegan Recipes

Lemon flavored date ball


  • 16 medium dates
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 10 pistachios chopped
  • 10 dry cranberries chopped
  • 2 tbsp coconut flakes chopped
  • 2 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • 1 cooking spray


  • Soften the dates in warm water for 10 minutes, then drain.
  • Place the dates, almond butter and 1 tbsp of lemon zest in food processor and pulse until a smooth paste forms.
  • Spray clean hands with the cooking spray and press equal portions into small balls to make about 8 date balls.
  • Roll each ball in the pistachios, cranberries, coconut flakes, lemon zest or orange zest.

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