Chocolate Cashew Balls

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