Soak dates in hot water for few minutes, drain, set aside and keep liquid.
Pulse nuts until fine in food processor and add remaining ingredients and dates. Mixture should be moist and hold together, if too dry add date liquid a little at a time. Mixture should not be too wet, it will clump together in processor when ready.
Shape into walnut sized balls and roll in shredded coconut, I use unsweetened but your preference for sweetness.
Place on parchment paper lined baking sheet and place in freezer. Approximately an hour or longer. Transfer into an airtight tin or container and keep in refrigerator or freezer - stores up to two weeks, if they don't get eaten up!
* 1 tablespoon of cocoa may be substituted for flax-meal if desired.