Add pitted dates, 1/4 cup coconut flakes, 1 tbs coconut oil and water (and vanilla extract if using). Process for a minute or until the mixture comes together and no big nuts or dates remain.
With a tablespoon scoop or a spoon scoop out 1 tablespoon of the mixture and roll in between hands to form a ball.
Put remaining shredded coconut in a bowl, and then roll the ball in the coconut. Place ball in a mini muffin liner and refrigerate for an hour and then serve.Store in refrigerator.
Sometimes I roll these in sesame seeds or even sprinkles. If you add a few drops of almond extract, these taste like birthday cake bites!The nutrition information presented on this site should be considered an estimate as the calculations will change based on the exact products you use in your own kitchen.