Place dates in a small bowl and cover with boiling water. Set aside.
Place a medium sized pan over medium heat on the stovetop.
Once the pan is warm add the coconut and toast for about 3-5 minutes or until it turns golden. Monitor closely as the coconut can burn quickly.
Add oats to food processor and process on low until you have a very rough flour. You’re looking to have about 25% whole oats with the rest turned into a coarse flour.
Next add coconut, collagen powder, cacao powder and salt. Pulse about 5-8 times until the ingredients are mixed.
Drain the water from the dates, reserving ¼ cup, then add the dates and ¼ cup water to the food processor. Process until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed, pausing to scrape the sides with a spatula as needed to adequately mix ingredients. This mixture will be thick and somewhat sticky due to the collagen and dates.
Transfer the mixture to a medium sized mixing bowl. Using your hands roll the mixture into 12 1 inch balls.
Can be enjoyed immediately, or stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to one week.