No Bake Vanilla Coconut Doughnut Holes
I am really excited to share these no bake doughnut holes with you because they are so incredibly yummy! But the best part is they only have four ingredients, take only ten minutes to prepare and are a NO BAKE recipe, how easy is that? They are dairy-free and gluten-free, no added sugar and yet they taste like vanilla caramel melting in your mouth! This is the best kind of dessert you could feed your family. If you notice, when you buy anything packaged at the store just look on the back at the ingredients it contains and usually are at least several ingredients that can't even be pronounced let alone that should be put in your body.
Dates are the perfect sweetener to use. They are a whole food and are full of minerals and fiber.
This recipe is so easy, by simply mixing all the ingredients in a food processor you get this ooey-gooey crumble. Other than for these no-bake doughnut holes you can use this crumble to mix into a smoothie, or to mix in with cut up fruit...its so yummy!
I bring these to work with me so that when I get that craving to snack I can easily reach for one and I feel satisfied. It is especially important to fill your kitchen with healthy snacks, because if you have any junk food inevitably in a time of weakness you will give in and grab for it. If you have on hand only delicious healthy snacks you will find you have much more success with keeping on track and the same goes for kids too, if they are used to having these deserts on hand that is what they will look for.
Every time I make these I end up eating at least a couple of them before I even finish, with the aroma of vanilla pouring out they're irresistible!
With such a busy schedule no-bake desserts such as these are perfect to make. I like to double this recipe and freeze the rest so that I can always have some on hand.
Makes about 15 (depending on how small you make them.
2 cups fresh medjool dates, pitted
1/3 cup cashews, soaked overnight in purified water drained and rinsed
1/2 tsp vanilla powder (the key to this recipe is that I used Madagascar vanilla powder and it really makes the difference, if you don't have it you can always use pure vanilla extract, but it wont' be as flavorful)
1 cup shredded coconut (1/2 cup set aside to cover the doughnut holes in)
Mix all the above ingredients in a food processor and blend until it becomes a coarse crumbly mix. Be careful not to over process. Scoop out mix onto a plate and roll into bite size balls.
To cover in coconut place 1/2 cup of coconut on a plate and cover the balls evenly in coconut.
Enjoy with a nice glass of coconut milk.