Healthy Date Balls

They’re date balls, filled with wholesome goodness, but they taste like a decadent dessert – sweet, rich and chocolaty. I think they actually taste, and give the mouthfeel, of eating chocolate cookie dough!



Author: Vered DeLeeuw
Yield: 16 date balls


  • 15 medjool dates (10 oz; 300 grams), pitted
  • ½ cup almond butter (I used Justin’s classic almond butter)
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Topping (optional):
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut


  1. Place the dates, almond butter, cocoa powder, vanilla and cinnamon in your food processor bowl. Process until the ingredients come together into rough dough.
  2. Remove the dough from the food processor and shortly knead it with clean hands.
  3. Divide into 16 balls, each weighing 1 oz.
  4. Roll the balls in the toppings.
  5. Arrange the date balls on a tray or a baking sheet. Refrigerate for 1 hour, to allow them to set and flavors to meld.
  6. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. Remove from fridge 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Per Serving

Serving size: 1 date ball; Calories: 110; Fat: 5g; Carbohydrates: 17g;Sugar: 13g; Sodium: 2mg; Fiber: 3g; Protein: 2g

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