Before we went on the AutoImmune Protocol (AIP Paleo diet), dark chocolate with orange was one of our favorite snacks. Unfortunately chocolate isn't allowed on the protocol and the chocolate beasties just weren't going away! After trying the Coconut Date Rolls from Whole Foods on our way home, inspiration hit!
Carob powder is AIP approved and has a similar flavor to chocolate. Since dates are very sweet, we wouldn't even miss the sugar we'd typically add when making a chocolate concoction. By adding a little orange zest and using orange juice (freshly squeezed of course!) we were able to make something that tastes even better than our favorite chocolate bar! Two of my siblings are allergic to coconut and not on the AIP so we rolled theirs in powdered sugar. They both loved them!
Coconut Date Rolls | AIP Recipe
Name Orange Carob Coconut Dates
- 20 Medjool Dates (pitted)
- 1/2 tsp Orange Zest
- 3 Tbsp Carob Powder (unsweetened)
- 3 Tbsp Orange Juice (fresh squeezed)
- Unsweetened coconut
- Puree dates, orange zest, carob powder, and orange juice in food processor.
- Form into little logs and roll in unsweetened coconut.
- Refrigerate leftovers, if you manage to have any!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 330Total Fat: 1.9gSaturated Fat: 1.7gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 104.5gFiber: 7.9gSugar: 74.3gProtein: 2.9g
These are so simple and yummy.. i am sure there will be no need to store these in our home :)..they’ll be gone in 60, er 6 seconds!
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I chose your Coconut Date Rolls for my host favorite this week at Foodie Friends Friday. Thanks for linking up! Hope to see you next week!
Thank you! They are delicious and a common snack here.
This sounds wonderful! I have used recipes similar to this that use dates as their sweetner and “binder” but never with orange and carob. I’ll bet that is soooo tasty. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty with us this week. Hope to see you there again this coming Friday!