Clean Eating Chocolate Date Balls

Dates is one of my favourite ingredients to use. Apart from it being extremely good for you due to it’s rich in fiber and nutrients content, it’s also naturally very sweet and has a fudgy rich texture which makes it an excellent candidate for many different recipes. I often eat dates on their own as a snack or combine them with walnuts (heaven!). They’re also amazing dipped in chocolate! Check out my Chocolate Covered Dates Recipe

clean eating chocolate date balls

This recipe is:

  • Clean
  • Raw
  • Vegan
  • Dairy free
  • Gluten free
  • and sugar free

It’s very simple to make and requires very few ingredients.

Chocolate Date Balls

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pitted dates (the softer the type of dates the better!)
  • 1/2 cup nuts. I used walnuts but you can use any type of nut (almonds, cashews, hazelnuts…etc)
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds (if you don’t like pumpkin seeds, replace them with more nuts instead)
  • 3 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Coating: shredded coconut and sesame seeds (You can use anything you want to coat them. Other topping ideas: cocoa powder, chopped nuts or you can even dip them in melted chocolate!)

Method:

  • Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until all the ingredients are well combined (I sometimes soak the dates and nuts in water for about an hour to make the blending process smoother)
  • Shape into balls
  • dip into coating of choice

clean eating chocolate date balls

The thing I love about these date balls is that you don’t need to add any sugar, stevia or any other type of sweetener because it’s already extra sweet! The natural cocoa powder gives it that chocolatey flavour without the extra fats that accompany regular chocolate. And it’s such an easy recipe to play around with, you can change the ingredients depending on your personal preferences!

Enjoy! :)

Posted in Sweet Snacks | 2 Comments

2 Responses to “Clean Eating Chocolate Date Balls”

  1. mulberry says:

    thanks, nice post.

  2. Huda says:

    Great posts, especially this one !! thank you! :-)

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