Chocolate Dipped Date Balls


I have to admit that going from not working at all to full time has been an adjustment. It’s a rather long day. I don’t drink coffee, working at a coffee shop through university permanently put me off the stuff, I’ve never even tried it, yet the smell of it turns my stomach. Chocolate on the other hand, is the perfect way to find a little pick me up during the afternoon lull.


Chocolate Dipped Date Balls (makes 12-20 snack balls)

1/3 cup of nuts (I used a mix of almonds and walnuts)
1/3 cup of hemp seeds
1/3 cup of gluten free oats
1/4 cup of almond butter (or nut butter of your choice)
3/4 cup of dates (about 10-12)
2 tsp of maple syrup

1/2 cup of dairy free chocolate chips

Add the nuts, hemp seeds and oats to your food processor and grind until they break down into a crumble. Add the remaining ingredients except the chocolate chips and process until it sticks together into a dough-like consistency. You may need to add a few splashes of water to get the right texture. Take a teaspoon, scoop up the mixture and roll into small balls.

Melt the chocolate chips on low heat on the stove. Once the chips are completely melted, allow the mixture to cool a bit. Then dip your balls in. You can roll them in the chocolate completely, or just dip them halfway like I did.


They are a super tasty little treat. I like to pack a couple each day to munch on when that afternoon slump hits.



10 thoughts on “Chocolate Dipped Date Balls

  1. I don’t like coffee because it does not agree with me but I often wish I could drink it as a between meals thing (I worked in a coffee shop and loved making coffees and love the smell of it) I love the sound of these and they look really pretty too (which is not easy with these sorts of treats so kudos to your photography)

    1. “I worked in a coffee shop and loved making coffees and love the smell of it” Really? I think that’s where I found my hatred of coffee from working at a coffee shop and forever smelling of it 😉
      Thank you!

  2. haha I’m the opposite- I thinking working at a coffee shop made me MORE obsessed with coffee. Actually I think it is mostly the smell. I make a cup and just the smell wakes me up enough that I rarely drink a whole cup. Apparently I am not the only one either. Maybe there’s a specific chemical in the aromatics that you don’t like?

    1. I think most people are actually like you, I appear to be the odd one out on this one 😉
      It honestly smells like burning. Which it technically is – burned coffee beans, right?

  3. I do like my coffee, but I started drinking it when I got married and having my first cafe noir in Paris during my honeymoon. I have been drinking it since, but only 2 a day – no more.
    These date balls look blooming marvellous, wonderfully captured in your photograph.

  4. Yum! Now that it is getting chilly here, I want to start making some snacks to bring along to work because I get so hungry in the afternoons! Though soon it will be time to reinstate oat o’clock, where I have a bowl of microwaved oats with peanut butter for afternoon tea.

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