• 2 cup dates
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup + 4 Tablespoons raw cocoa powder
  • 1 cup creamed coconut
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 cups chopped mixed nuts (for decoration)


  1. In a food processor blend together the dates, walnuts and almonds until they are crumbly. If the paste is too thick, add a small drop of water (or add a drop of rum or whisky sometimes instead of the water for a kick).
  2. Add the cocoa powder and blend until mixed in (here is where you may need to add the drop of water / whisky too)
  3. Add the creamed coconut (I grate it first to assist incorporation).
  4. Remove the mixture from the food processor and in a large mixing bowl fold in the rest of the ingredients (APART FROM the chopped mixed nuts) with a wooden spoon.
  5. Roll the mixture into balls.  I usually go for table-tennis size balls, but marble size or even golf ball size works!
  6. Roll each ball into the chopped mixed nuts
  7. Freeze!



  • If the mixture is too sticky to roll then freeze it for half a hour
  • Freeze them for about an hour and take them out for ten minutes before eating them – or longer if you would sooner have them softer
  • Store in the freezer in an airtight container