Here's one of mine - found on freecoconutrecipes.com and will be the subject of an upcoming review on my blog. Very sweet, would be great for a desert or a snack! I told the kids they are cookies, and they have been one of few things that the kids will gobble up so far.
Coconut Treat Balls
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 cup pitted dates
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon allspice (or other spices as desired)
2 tablespoons fruit spread of choice
or for variations:
cocoa powder (I would suggest carob powder as a healthier alternative)
chocolate chips (again, carob chips would be healthier)
In food processor, use chopping blade to blend coconut, dates, coconut oil and spices, until dates are finely chopped in mixture.
If using nuts you can add these now to the food processor and may not need to add any fruit spread to bind balls.
If you are not using nuts put the mixture or part (if you want to make different flavors) of the mixture in a bowl. Mix in any extra ingredients you like at this point.
Add fruit spread (if needed) and mix. The mixture should be slightly sticky when you touch it but not wet. (Once you refrigerate the balls they are not sticky to touch.)
Form the mixture into balls about the size of a walnut and put on a plate, refrigerate and enjoy.