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Whenever I am recipe testing with chocolate, I make sure I stop by my bff’s place so she can taste my creations and give me her two cents.

Anu is one of the few people in my inner circle who enjoys anything chocolate, anything refined sugar free, and anything healthy.

I certainly know healthy desserts are not everyone’s cup of tea, so It’s nice to have a few people around who have similar taste and appreciate my efforts.

So let’s discuss these Healthy Date Walnut Cacao Bites which are kinda like healthy truffles. These bites are vegan, gluten-free and flourless. Healthy Date Walnut Cacao Bites

I started by blending walnuts in a food processor and then added dates, cacao powder, vanilla, water and sea salt.Healthy Date Walnut Cacao Bites

Within seconds the ingredients come together in dough form. Then proceed with making these bites into little balls. Coat them with cacao powder and freeze them for a few hours before serving. They are amazing! Both my bestie and I loved them!
Healthy Date Walnut Cacao Bites

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Healthy Date Walnut Cacao Bites

By: Nisha
Healthy Date Walnut Cacao Bites are delicious energy bites full of flavor, protein, and good fats.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 14 servings


  • 1 1/3 cups walnuts
  • 1 cup dates
  • 3 tbsp cacao powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tbsp water
  • just a pinch sea salt
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  • Place walnuts in a food processor.
  • Grind until blended.
  • Now add the remaining ingredients – dates, cacao powder, vanilla, water and sea salt.
  • Blend again until all the ingredients are well combined.
  • This is what you should have.
  • Using a mini scoop, scoop out the mixture in your hands and give it a little squeeze to form a ball. Roll into a ball the best you can.
  • Coat the ball with cacao powder.
  • Place on lined parchment paper.
  • Freeze for a couple of hours.
  • Remove from freezer and serve. Store in the freezer in an airtight container for up to a few weeks. Enjoy as needed.


Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 135mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Hi, I'm Nisha!

I'm a foodie who is passionate about healthy-ish living and mindful eating. You'll find a bit of everything here. I use mostly organic real ingredients and incorporate seasonal produce in my cooking. I believe food is medicine. Join me on this soul-searching journey as I share my love for good food, and I hope I inspire you to eat better somewhere along the way.

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  1. Love dates, and they work so well in baked things. They add tons of flavor, sweetness, and moistness. Terrific recipe — I’ve love one of these. Or two. Or three. 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    Always love these simple easy to follow recipes. Thank you for sharing! I can’t wait to try it out