These are fantastically rich dessert balls. Can only eat a couple! We love Dr. Fuhrman’s Date Nut Pop ’ems, but wanted to try making our own. Recipe search and we landed on this goodie!

Yield: About 30 balls – about the size of a quarter.


9 oz dates, pitted
2.5 oz raw almonds
2 Tbsp sunflower seeds
2 Tbsp hemp seeds
1 Tbsp flax seed
1/4-1/2 tsp vanilla
optional:  1-2 Tbsp cocoa or carob powder

Blend nuts together in a high-powered blender, or chop fine. To the nuts, add dates, vanilla and cocoa powder until paste begins to emulsify. One by one roll up balls and place in freezer proof container. Freeze until hard and cold. Eat frozen, or softened to room temperature – we particularly like them cold. Enjoy!

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