Pecan Date Balls



½ cup pecans (or other nut)
15 dates, pitted and roughly chopped
⅓ cup shredded unsweetened coconut (plus ¼ cup for rolling)
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1½ tablespoons cocoa powder
pinch of salt
1 tablespoon water

Put pecans in food processor and pulse until roughly chopped.
Add remaining ingredients, turn food processor on until well mixed.
Using a tablespoon measure, spoon out mixture and roll in balls.
Coat each ball in the remaining ¼ cup shredded coconut.
Place on a parchment covered baking sheet and refrigerate for at least thirty minutes, until they harden.
Store in the fridge in a container or plastic bag for up to two weeks.
Pour yourself a mug of tea, eat an energy ball, and enjoy an afternoon pick-me-up

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