Chop up the dates in a Food Processor if you have one. You may need to do them in a couple of batches because they are so sticky but you will get there.
Process all of the nuts and coconut. They can all go together. The pieces need to be small so the balls roll up nicely.
Now, put the ground up dates, nuts, and coconut in a very large bowl.
Melt the chocolate and drizzle half of it over the mixtures. Stir it in. Add the rest of the chocolate and mix it all in too. I use my fingers and make sure it is all blended well.
Add the spiced rum.
Mix all together again.
Now to start rolling balls.
If it is too sticky for you – you can lightly dampen your hands every once in a while. Not wet. I don’t find the stickiness a problem.