Chocolate Date Balls
Chocolate Date Balls are sweetened with Medjool date paste so they're free from refined sugar. Easy, no-bake, vegan recipe with just 6 ingredients!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 24 balls
- 8 medjool dates pits removed
- 1 cup uncooked old fashioned oatmeal
- 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup almond butter or your favorite nut butter
Fill a glass container with very hot water. (I heat about 2 cups in the microwave for about 1 1/2 minutes.)
Add dates to water, cover with plastic wrap and set aside for 5-10 minutes. This softens the dates and makes them easier to puree. It's not necessary if the dates are very soft.
Remove dates from water and place in a small food processor along with 1 Tablespoon of water that the dates soaked in.
Pulse until smooth, scraping down the sides as necessary. Add additional water to thin the consistency of the paste, if desired.
Set date "paste" aside.
Combine oatmeal, cocoa powder and coconut flakes in a medium sized bowl.
Add date paste, vanilla extract and almond butter to the dry mixture.
Stir to combine all of the ingredients.
Form dough into Tablespoon-size balls.
Refrigerate balls in an air tight container.
Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 117mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.5mg