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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


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


  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.

Don’t miss a bite!

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Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.

12 comments on “Chocolate Almond Date Balls”

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

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

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

  6. Wow, these looks interesting! Do you have some recipe like this (with dates and some nuts) but with pecans instead of almonds?

  7. do you know how long these will keep in the fridge?

  8. I doubled the recipe, added a cup of shredded coconut, and as it was starting to blob up, dropped in a half cup of almond butter to help things along.  Thanks for the recipe!  Much better when you know what is actually IN your food!!

  9. What sort of chocolate? A regular candy bar form or other Sort?

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