To a food processor add pitted dates, cashews, coconut, and sea salt (adjust amount as needed if nuts are salted). Note: If you don’t have a food processor you can try using a blender, but dates can be tough for blenders due to their sticky nature, so use a low speed if possible and pulse rather than blending.
Pulse until the mixture is blended into a dough and starts to clump together (~30 seconds to 1 minute). If it’s too dry or crumbly and it doesn’t stick together when pressed between two fingers, add more pitted dates (just ensure your dates are sticky and fresh, or it will only further dry out the mixture.) If still dry and crumbly, you could add a bit of cashew butter to help them form (optional).
Scoop out 1 ½ Tbsp amounts (we love this scoop) and roll into balls. As the original recipe is written, ~9 balls.
Enjoy immediately or store leftovers covered in the refrigerator up to 1 week, or in the freezer up to 1 month. We prefer these right out of the fridge for best flavor and texture!