Remove the pits from your dates. If they are on the dry side, soak them in water while you get your other ingredients together.
Add the shredded coconut to a food processor and begin to process until it starts to break down and release some of its oils.
Drain the dates, and add them, along with the other ingredients, to the food processor. Process the mixture until the ingredients bind together well.
Roll the mixture into balls, or you can press it into silicone molds for shaped bites.
Store in the fridge. Enjoy!
Without the addition of lime juice (and if you don't pre-soak the dates), the coconut date balls keep for a long time at room temperature. Adding liquids affects the shelf life. They should be kept in the fridge and eaten within 7-10 days. If you need a longer shelf life, try leaving out the lime juice and add a little more lime zest for flavoring.You can adjust for sweetness/consistency by adding more dates. You can also add some honey or maple syrup to further sweeten them if desired.