This one is for my mom. She is a huge coconut fan but can be, at times, a little skeptical of my culinary choices. She was brave in trying a raw dessert and she loved them. Even my dad really liked them and requested the recipe. So this is for you, mom & dad....and any other dessert lovers!
2 cups raw sunflower seeds
2 T ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp sea salt
1 cup pitted medjool dates
2 T olive oil
2 T agave nectar
raw, unsweetened shredded coconut.....not the sugary processed kind in the baking aisle :)
Place the sunflower seeds, cinnamon and sea salt into a food processor (I would not do this in a blender) and process until seeds are finely ground (only a minute or so).
Then add pitted dates, agave and olive oil. Process again until combined and sticky. Check to see if you can form a truffle by rolling some mixture in your hand. If it falls apart then add a little extra agave and process again.
Scoop mixture our and roll into balls. Then roll in shredded coconut.
(Store in refrigerator)