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Date Cocoa Energy Balls

Sweet and rich chocolate date balls perfect for a snack or to satisfy that sweet craving!

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 18 balls


  • 2 cups pitted dates
  • ½ cup whole almonds
  • 1 tbsp butter softened
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder


  1. Soak pitted dates in water for 10 minutes until soft and moist. 

  2. In a food processor, add the almonds and pulse into small pieces.
  3. Add the dates, butter and cacao and mix until a paste forms. You may need to stop a couple times to scrape the sides of the food processor using a spatula until everything is mixed.
  4. Once combined, form 1” balls and place on parchment paper.
  5. Store in the fridge for a week (if they last that long!)

Recipe Notes

If you have difficulty blending all the ingredients in your food processor you may find it useful to blend half the mixture at a time or use a larger food processor.