Updated: Dec 22, 2021
1 Cup pecan halves
1/2 Cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1 Cup soft medjool dates, pitted (about 10 dates)
1 Tbsp coconut oil
1/2 Tsp sea salt
1/2 Tsp vanilla extract
1/2 Cup arrowroot, or tapioca starch
Extra arrowroot for dusting, or coconut sugar
Place the pecans and shredded coconut in a large food processor fitted with an "S" blade, and process until the pecans are broken down and crumbly. Add in the rest of the ingredients and process again, until a sticky dough is formed. (It should stick together when pressed between two fingers.)
Scoop the dough by rounded tbsps. and roll the dough between your hands, forming balls. Arrange the balls on a plate or baking sheet lined with parchment paper, then place them in the freezer to set, about 1 to 2 hours. For a "snowball" look, roll the balls in additional arrowroot or tapioca starch-- just a light coating will do, since the starch will not enhance the flavor. It's just for looks!
Store and serve these cookies in the fridge for best texture. They should keep well in a sealed container in the fridge for up to two weeks.
Approved season(s): WildFit Summer
Time: 5 min prep time: 1-2hr chill time
Source: Ariel Richards, getwildfit.com