200g pitted soft Medjool dates
2 tsp almond butter (or other nut or seed butter)
Pinch of fine-grain sea salt
100g dark chocolate
1tsp coconut oil
To decorate – Chia seeds or
raw cacao powder.
Process the pitted dates in a food processor to make a sticky paste. Add the almond butter
and salt and process until combined. The mixture will be very sticky. Put the mixture in a
bowl and freeze uncovered for 10 minutes.
Line a tray with parchment paper. Lightly wet your fingers and shape the mixture into
approximately 20 small balls, place on the tray, and put the tray in the freezer for 10
minutes to firm up.
In a small saucepan melt the chocolate and oil over a low heat and stir until smooth.
Remove the balls from the freezer and roll each ball into the melted chocolate one at a time,
using a fork. Allow any excess chocolate to drop back in the pan and place the balls on the lined tray. Add a small sprinkling of chia seeds or cacao powder.
Freeze the balls for at least 20 minutes. These taste best straight from the freezer and will
soften at room temperature.