Chocolate and Date Balls

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in my house. Who am I kidding? It looks like Santa threw up in my house right now. I’m on a mission to eat clean but still eat tastily, so we’re making a lot of food at home – that includes treats. Riley and I tackled this easy peasy chocolate and date ball recipe that was a hit with the Kidd.

When I say easy, I mean as easy as chucking 6 ingredients together and popping them in the fridge. But try for yourself and let me know how much you love them too.




15 pitted dates – (I used Natures Choice)
1 cup almond meal – (I milled a cup of raw almonds in my Nutribullet for this)
1/2 cup of shredded coconut
1/3 cup of coconut oil
2 tablespoons of raw cocoa powder
1 tablespoon of chia seeds



How to make the deliciousness

  • Dice up your dates into super fine chunks – personally, the Nutribullet is the best thing for this.
  • dav
    Designated taste tester

    Mill the cup of almonds into a fine powder, leaving a few almond chunks for an awesome crunch.

  • Measure out a cup of almond meal and mix your diced dates and cocoa powder together.
  • Add the coconut oil and coconut shreds to the mixture and mix until you have a gooey mess of goodness.
  • Lick the spoon.
  • Allow your mixture to stand for 20 minutes so that your chia seeds soften.
  • Pour a little (a lot) of coconut into a shallow bowl and start rolling into balls.
  • Coat your date balls in coconut and pop into the fridge to set.

Macros per serving

F: 9.8g
P: 2.9g
C: 19.3g

I can safely say that these are super tasty and that they’re a better alternative to sweets and nasty treats. Plus, if the Kidd approves, then you know it’s a good one.  I love hearing from you, so leave your thoughts in the comments below. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter for more real talk, snappy snaps and fun.

Until next time.




3 thoughts on “Chocolate and Date Balls”

  1. Every day I’m more and more amazed at the things you can make with dates! There’s so many different variations you can do on raw date balls and they don’t taste like ‘healthy’ treats at all – they actually taste better than your standard tasty treats I find!


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