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Date Balls

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$21.67 Cooking Fee
Serving Size: 2 balls
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This recipe is courtesy of nutritionist Karin Adoni, and comes from her cookbook Clean Diet by Karin Adoni Company. These sweet treats are packed with energy and they are not only delicious but nutritious!
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  • Soak the dates in hot water for a few minutes to soften.
  • Drain and squeeze out excess water.
  • Place the pecans, almond meal, and cocoa in a food processor, until finely ground
  • Add the dates, vanilla, chocolate extract, and sea salt, and pulse until a thick, sticky dough ball forms.
  • Remove the dough ball from the food processor. Taste and add any other flavors you want
  • Roll the dough into 20 small balls.
  • Roll the balls in toppings of your choice, like cocoa powder, chocolate sprinkles, or flaked coconut
  • Place on a baking sheet and store in the freezer until they are hard enough to not stick together. Transfer to an airtight container and keep in the refrigerator or freezer.

Cook Times

Active Prep20
Hands-On Cook0
Hands-Off Cook0
Total Time20 minutes
Recipe Serving Size10 people



  • 34 ounce pitted Medjool dates
  • 1 cup pecans or you can use any kind of nuts that you like
  • 1 1/2 cup almond meal or any other finely ground nuts
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoon chocolate extract (optional - I just like to add more chocolate flavor)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt (or to taste)


  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut or chocolate sprinkles, or cocoa powder

Cooking Tools Required

Baking sheet, Food Processor, Kitchen towels, Measuring cups and spoons, Mixing bowls, Mixing spoon
Reheating/Serving Instructions



Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 237mg | Potassium: 158mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2mg

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