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  1. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    My problem always is wanting to eat the medjool dates by themselves before using them in cooking!

    1. Leah

      I was going to say the same thing!!! They are so good I can’t stop eating them before I want to make something with them 😛

  2. Claire @ Live and Love to Eat

    These look so delicate! I’m obsessed with cashews in raw treats like these – almonds just aren’t the same.

  3. Johanna GGG

    Sylvia likes saying hurray a lot – that amuses me and runs through my head lately even though it is not a song! I suspect she would say hurray to your raw coconut date treats – they are filled with lots of things she (and I ) love!

  4. Emma

    I was all ready to be like “Ima go make these pronto!” which is weird of me, but your last balls of delight were so well-recieved that how could I not? But then I see that you have delved into the world of coconut flour. I don’t have any of that, or any coconut milk to gather residue from and hocus pocus into flour.

    It was -7 F here yesterday, that’s something. That’s -22 C. eep!

  5. leaf (the indolent cook)

    I particularly like point no. 6 (I sort of relate) and 7 (for cool grandma). 😀

  6. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    I’m sorry that you’ve been feeling a little off, and that your apartment is filled with murderers. Maybe if you give them a plate of treats they’ll just call off the whole “murder Hannah” thing and go home?

  7. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    Is it just me, or are you ALWAYS house-sitting for your parents, like every day ever?

    I spy coconut flour! HOORAY!

  8. Christine (Merf)

    Obviously I have had Whitney Houston stuck in my head all week. I got it stuck in my husband’s head too, which he was NOT happy about.

    i changed my blog again. see if you can find me!

    what’s this you were telling me about DC???

  9. Mike

    Singing ‘Leaving on a jet plane’ every day from now will help the time fly (hopefully).

  10. juniakk @ mis pensamientos

    these truffles look delicious!!! i love dates and cashews. i’m not a huge fan of coconut, but i’m sure i would love to make a variation on these!

  11. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    “5. It’s rotten to spend all of Tuesday thinking that it’s Friday.” <<Oh god – I did that too!

    ps – these treats look oh so delicious! where can I put my order in?

  12. Casey @ Insatiably Healthy

    Aww yeah. These remind me of those white chocolate ball thingos (forgive my brain, it is slow today on the whole recollection thing) that they’d sell around christmas time. But I’m sure these are wayy better for ya!

  13. CheezyK

    Oh my goodness, it’s rotten to spend any day that’s not Friday thinking it is but so early in the week … that’s nasty!

    I had “Leaving on a Jet Plane” in my head right up until I read Emma’s comment and now I have the Black-Eyed Peas “Imma Be” going round and round – off to crank my music so that I move them both out.

  14. Gmasydney

    I can vouch for these – they are truly delicious .

  15. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    Oh Hannah! Hugs about number 6. Your grandma is clearly the coolest person in the world. This past week I’ve been in Swan Hill for 2 days. Just got home last night. Loooooong drive. But country folk are so nice. & you have to call them folk, it’s the law up there.
    Heidi xo

  16. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    I don’t know how you manage it, but your posts always manage to lift me out of whatever slight hole I’m sinking in to and make me smile 🙂

    Also, thank goodness for someone else who does (1) and (2). My partner thinks I’m more than a little unusual for my own such tendencies, and my ability to literally jump if he appears suddenly in a room in the house. Where, by suddenly, I really just mean he walked into the room. My escape route is climbing out the bathroom window (with the bathroom door locked to buy me time, of course) but I’ll be seriously considering the cupboard option now 😉

    And, lastly but not leastly, hugs for (6) darling! xox

  17. cherrypix

    I love these sooo much! You can coat them in almond or hazelnuts too 🙂 but for all those saying they find them hard to stop eating (which they are) be careful of the sugar content in the dates!

  18. Catherine

    In my life this week? I finally shook my flu and my book came through in the post! So… I bought a pair of boots to help with the trembling and so forth. Shoes do help?

    As for the song in my it’s awful. Some rap thing of Li’l Wayne that Finley listens to. Believe me, you don’t need it.

  19. Sig

    I had the most brilliant comment written here and then my laptop decided to die on me and I lost it ALL.

    So all I’m going to say to sum it up – balls are yum, you will kick anyone’s ass and somebody PLEASE get Nicky Minaj out of me head.

  20. Hannah G

    oh my, I’m relieved (yet sad on all our behalves) to discover that really everyone is having a Horrible Week of Slowness and no sleep.

    I’ve been driving to work with the soundtrack to Assassins in my cd player, but the only song that doesn’t skip is Unworthy of Your Love, which makes for slightly awkward moments when you realize you’ve been singing it out loud, not least of all because when hummed out of context I often forget its really about wannabe Murderers, Meanies and Nastingtons…which apparently have been doing the rounds in all our imaginations this week

    / end irrelevant mental meandering.

  21. Lyf

    I’ve been meaning to try one of your ball type recipes, perfect for an after dinner sweet treat! Which one is your favorite? Ever thought of experimenting with tahini? Anythng with tahini is a no fail for me.

  22. Lexi

    You’d be proud: I made the prune balls last week. Everyone in the office said they were so good that they’d be happy to down them while murmuring ‘Mmm… prune balls’. And then they did. They were super lemony (cause I didn’t measure) and I think I liked that cause they were really zingy. Making again this week, fo sho.x

  23. Lexi

    P.S. I had a song from Sunday in the Park with George (red red red red red red orange!) stuck in my head last week. I’m glad that phase is over.

  24. Alisa

    Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum … I haven’t used coconut flour in no-bakes yet .. going on my to make list!

  25. Chopinand @ ChopinandMysaucepan

    Dear Hannah,

    These little Lamington balls look like a real treat. Now all you need is to find some other ingredient for it to be a real phallic dessert 🙂

  26. Laura @ Gluten Free Pantry

    These treats look incredible! I love the combination of coconut and dates together.

  27. Sarah

    I love Next to Normal! I went to see it and promptly downloaded the OCR! 🙂 For such a depressing subject matter, the songs are surprisingly catchy and I find myself listening to it over and over again. I like “I’m Alive” and “Didn’t I See This Movie?” 🙂

  28. Richa@HobbyandMore

    I’d be scared in a big house all by myself too! those balls look yumm! i usually forget where i keep the dates coz they creep hubbs out with their cockroach look.. so i have to use them up quickly 🙂
    I will always love you .. is currently stuck in my head.. its on repeat on all channels. so cant help it.

  29. Lisa @ Blithe Moments

    My flatmate has moved out and all of a sudden I can hear all sorts of creepy noises. However I can also wander to the laundry naked when I’ve decided I want to wash my sweaty workout clothes before I have a shower. Upsides and downsides. Like the upside of this recipe, except for the downside that I still don’t own a food processor.

  30. Helen (grabyourfork)

    Would you laugh if I said I still had some of your vegan chocolate balls in my freezer? I think I’m rationing them. They’re so deliciously good 🙂

  31. Laura @ Gluten Free Pantry

    Thank you so much for sharing your great recipe on Allergy-Free Wednesdays! Be sure to check back next week for recipe highlights (including the top 3 reader choice submissions and hostess favorites).

    Be Well!

  32. ck

    I totally blame you Hannah for the fact that the organic shop at Belconnen Markets had not a skerrick of coconut flour left this morning! I bet they are wondering why the sudden rush on a product so many of us have never heard of before 🙂 So, not to be thwarted in my hopes of making your balls (so to speak!), I went to the health food store there (yes, my memory for store names is not the greatest!). Aha! I found said coconut flour. $18.00 a bag. For some reason, I thought I needed agave, so I bought a bottle of that at the organic store and I bought organic raw cashews at another store. So almost $40.00 later, I had the ingredients to make these healthy / tasty little treats! I’ve just made them and have them in the fridge. I just tried one, very yummy, not very sweet, which is probably a good thing. As I have become a devout vegetarian this year, I am keen to try so many different foods. I am about to make batch number five of ‘our’ (okay, well, your) maple cranberry granola too, it cheers up my mornings at work no end. So thank you for sharing yet another interesting and yummy recipe with all your readers. To justify the $40.00 expenditure, I am just going to have to make these regularly, and they can come to work with me too, to cheer up the rest of the day after the granola. No doubt all of us who have enjoyed your treats send you a silent ‘thank you’ every time we have one. That is a lovely thing.

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  34. ck

    I’m about to make my second batch of these Ms WC. Fabulous weekend for making treats, given it is safest to be indoors. I am going to add in a few additions of my own and see what I come up with. I hope you are taking care of yourself :hugs:

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