When we did our first round of Whole 30 years ago, I found out I was pregnant about half way through, and from the second I become pregnant to the second my babies are born, I crave sweets like NOBODY’S BUSINESS. But on Whole 30 you can’t have sweets.
We were at the grocery store one week, and I found these things called date rolls – only ingredients were unsweetened coconut and dates, which are both allowed on Whole 30. Technically you’re not supposed to have anything that even resembles a treat (for the purpose of breaking sugar reliance), but I was like screw it, I’m growing a human.
They were SO GOOD, you guys! Who would’ve known that something so simple and made with whole ingredients could taste so delicious? Since that day, I have loved those coconut date rolls, and I recently created an easy recipe for making them at home!
All you need to make these is shredded coconut, dates, and a food processor. You add the coconut and pitted dates to your food processor, blend until it forms an even “paste” or “dough,” and then scoop out with a cookie scoop and roll! I like to roll mine into a tater top shape and then roll that around in more shredded coconut.
These are some of my favorite little healthy treats to have around when I’m really craving something sweet – so much better for my body than a giant Crumbl Cookie (also goes down relatively often…balance right?! 🙃).
They are perfectly sweet, a little but coconut-y, soft and almost creamy – they remind me just slightly of an almond joy because of the texture and the light coconut flavor. So satisfying!
Try these and let me know what you think ❤️.
Here’s the recipe!Print
2 Ingredient Coconut Date Rolls
These healthy treats are incredibly easy and quick to make – a great thing to have around when a sweet tooth hits!
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 0 mins
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 18–20 1x
- 2 cups pitted dates
- 2 cups unsweetened, shredded coconut (plus a little extra for rolling at the end)
- Add 2 cups dates and 2 cups shredded coconut to a food processor. Blend until an even “paste” or “dough ball” has formed
- Remove the lid, scoop out portions with a cookie scoop (about 2 tablespoons), roll/form into a tater tot shape, and roll around in extra coconut until coated.
- Store in a sealed Tupperware at room temperature (the fridge makes them too firm, in my opinion).
- Serving Size: 1 date roll
- Calories: 76
- Sugar: 5 g
- Sodium: 3 mg
- Fat: 5 g
- Saturated Fat: 5 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 8 g
- Fiber: 2 g
- Protein: 1 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg