Chocolate And Date Coconut Balls Are The Perfect Snack

Healthy Snack: Choc And Dates Coconut Balls
Helen Foster

May 03, 2017

The 7:2:1 Plan by Tim Robards allows you to eat relaxed snacks for 10 percent of your meals. These chocolate balls with coconut and dates are very easy to make and don’t require a lot of ingredients. 

Makes about 18


  • 2 cups pitted medjool dates, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut


  1. Combine the dates, cacao powder, vanilla and seeds either in a food processor or in a bowl by hand.
  2. Pour the coconut into a shallow bowl.
  3. Form teaspoons of the date mixture into small balls and roll in the coconut. Leave to set in the fridge for 1 hour.


This recipe has been extracted from The 7:2:1 Plan by Tim Robards, published by Macmillan Australia, available now.


By Helen Foster

Helen Foster is The Carousel’s Health Editor. She is a highly regarded health journalist and author of multiple books. Originally from the UK, she has worked for every major British newspaper and women's magazine in Britain. She was also a member of the Guild of Health Writers and the Medical Journalists Association. Helen is a regular contributor for the Daily Mail newspaper, Stella at the Sunday Telegraph, Fabulous magazine, Sainsbury's magazine and UK Glamour. She is also author 12 health and wellness books and has just finished No13 and she writes about fitness and health trends on her award-winning blog NotYourNormalHealthBlog.com.


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