Ingredients: Makes 14 servings

  • 1 cup Medjool dates, pitted, about 12 (pre-soaked in water for ~20 min)
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Cacao nibs, cocoa powder, or crushed candy canes for topping
  • Parchment paper


Place dates and walnuts in a food processor, process until ground.

Add the cocoa powder, almond butter, and extract and process until a dough forms. If needed, add 1 tbsp of water at a time until the dough is sticky.

Line a plate or platter with parchment paper. Roll dough into 1-inch balls with your hands and roll into your topping of choice (cocoa nibs, powder, or candy canes). Place on parchment paper.

Keep in a covered container in the freezer or fridge.

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