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Chocolate Almond Date Balls

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So these.

I. am. obsessed.

Like waking up in the night thinking about them crazy-obsessed. In fact, I start feeling a little Seussical when I start talking about these chocolate almond date balls…

I could eat them with a fox… in a box… with a mouse… in a house…

You get the idea.

And the best part is that they are made up of three easy to find, wholesome ingredients: dates, almonds, and dark chocolate. They are ridiculously simple to make. Like, if you can push a button, you can make these.

Chocolate Almond Date Balls | www.somethingswanky.com

Because that’s really all it takes. Toss all of the ingredients into a food processor, hold the button until everything turns into one big blob. Then scoop out and roll the blob into bite-sized balls! The chocolate gets a little melt-y while processing, so it’s best to wait until everything has cooled down before eating them– but that’s quickly done in the refrigerator.

I like eating them both chilled and at room temp. So whatever works best for you!

Chocolate Almond Date Balls

Yield: 12-15 balls

Ingredients

  • 8 oz pitted dates
  • 2/3 cup dark chocolate (the darker the better)
  • 2/3 cup raw almonds

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor. Blend until all ingredients have formed one big mass, and you can no longer see large pieces of almonds.
  2. Scoop into balls and place in an airtight container (it's ok if they stick to each other a bit).
  3. Refrigerate to help them firm up or let them cool at room temperature.
  4. Best eaten chilled or at room temperature.
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5 Responses to “Chocolate Almond Date Balls”

  1. Karen @ The Food Charlatan posted on April 22, 2014 at 8:49 pm (#)

    Haha, love the Seuss reference. I have a toddler so those lines are usually not too far from my mind. Did you say 3 ingredients???

  2. Mir posted on April 23, 2014 at 6:07 am (#)

    I love this recipe as much as I love Green Eggs and Ham! I think I have that whole book memorized after reading it every night for the past six years…
    This is great! Healthy, easy, delicious. What more could anyone want?

  3. Emma posted on April 23, 2014 at 6:51 am (#)

    Oh I love these so much. I am seriously addicted! Love, love, love!

  4. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness posted on April 23, 2014 at 6:58 am (#)

    I LOVE healthy, easy snacks like this! And they look so dense….with only 3 ingredients? Yep, I’m obsessed too! Pinned!

  5. Brenda Jenket posted on April 30, 2014 at 8:06 pm (#)

    These sound wonderful! What kind of chocolate…..powdered, or in candy bar form?

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