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Chocolate Date Balls

Chocolate Almond Bliss Balls are the perfect after dinner treat for keeping cravings at bay.  These are easy to make in your food processor with just 4 ingredients. 
Course Snack
Cuisine Australian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 Balls
Calories 177kcal
Author Kim


  • 1 ½ cups Almond Meal
  • 2 tablespoons Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 18 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 4 tablespoons Chocolate Spread (see note 1)

For Dusting

  • 2 tablespoons Almond Meal
  • 1 tablespoon Unsweetened cocoa powder


  • Add all ingredients to a food processor and blitz for a minute or two until a fine moist crumb forms.
  • Remove blade from food processor and roll mixture into 12 bliss balls. (use an ice cream scoop if you want to them to all be exactly the same size, otherwise you can just measure it by eye)
  • Combine additional almond meal and cocoa powder into a small bowl and roll each ball.
  • Store them in an air tight container in the fridge for 1 week.


  1. Chocolate Spread: I use Nuttvia chocolate spread – a 95% sugar free chocolate spread available from Woolworths in the same aisle as the peanut butters.  You can substitute this for the same quantity of melted chocolate, natural peanut butter or almond butter
  2. Making a cheats Chocolate Spread: mix some peanut butter (or almond butter) with a little cocoa powder until it resembles a paste (a little bit of powder goes a long way)
  3. Medjool Dates: I recommend using medjool dates over other types of dates as they are soft, sweet and juicy with less fiborous skins which means they break down better and have a nicer texture.
  4. Almond Meal: this is ground almonds.  You can buy it from the baking aisle of the supermarket, or make your own by blitzing almonds in a food processor until you end up with a fine crumb.
  5. Cocoa Powder: I use unsweetened cocoa powder for my energy balls.  Its different to the cocoa powder you use to make hot chocolate which tends to be much sweeter.  I generally find unsweetened cocoa powder in the healthy food aisle of supermarkets.
  6. Sugars in Chocolate Date Balls:  These are naturally sweetened with medjool dates and do not contain any added sugars, therefore the sugar on the nutrition label comes from the natural sugars found in the dates.


Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 19g