Chocolate Cashew Balls

August 18, 2012

I made these Chocolate Cashew Balls a short while ago. I adapted this recipe from one I saw over at Elana's Pantry. It is easy, healthy, and chocolatey!

I tried it and ate so many.

My only mishap, which is visible in the picture is that I processed the cashews in the food processor a little too long and so the natural oils started separating and they look "sweaty". They also didn't have the crunch factor that I enjoy in recipes that use nuts. So, lesson of the day: don't over-pulse nuts!

Chocolate Cashew Balls
adapted from Elana's Pantry

½ cup dates, pitted
1 cup roasted cashews
2 tablespoons cacao powder
½ teaspoon sea salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 tablespoon water

  1. Place dates, peanuts, cacao powder, salt, vanilla and water in a food processor
  2. Pulse on high speed until smooth
  3. Remove mixture from food processor and roll into little balls
  4. Serve


  1. These look delicious- reminds me of Lara bars! going to have to try these!

  2. These look fantastic! And they're good for you!

  3. These look delish and I love how easy they are, no baking required!

  4. We had a very similar dish for rosh hashana - date balls. I think we used sunflower seeds rather than cashews.


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