Almond Joy Date Balls

I was headed out the door and realized I had NO snacks for myself or Colt. With ten minutes til I had to leave, I whipped up this fantastically delicious and nutritious carry along. date balls

These are a mainstay in our home for several reasons:

  1. I hide all sorts of good, healthy stuff in there so I don't care how many he eats... or if it is ALL he eats.
  2. They are a great balance of fats, proteins, and carbs to avoid blood sugar crashes.
  3. They taste like chocolate... how can you go wrong there???

Almond Joy Date Balls


2 T almond meal (or just raw almonds chopped in the food processor first)

10-12 Medjool Dates

2 T Raw Cacao Powder or just unsweetened Cocoa Powder

1 T Coconut Oil

Dash each of cinnamon, sea salt and vanilla extract

1 T water

Unsweetened Coconut Flakes


In a food processor, I chopped up like 10-12 Medjool Dates. Add 2 T almond meal and turn it on again. Add 1 T coconut oil, a splash of vanilla, 2 T Raw cacao powder, a dash of himalayan salt and a dash of cinnamon and turn it on again til combined. Add 1 T water and turn on to bring it all together in a ball. You can add a splash more if needed. Pull out spoonfuls and roll in unsweetened coconut flakes.

Soooooo Yum!! 7 minutes total... although I didn't make all the balls. I made like 5 and put the remainder in a container to finish later.