Dessert Balls

My friends call these "Emily's Balls".

This is a recipe I came up with that doesn’t require exact measuring. It is quick, easy, and only requires 3 ingredients! Experiment and you’ll find the balance that works best for you. Have fun with it!

Dessert Balls


  • Raw almonds or walnuts (ground in a food processor)
  • Dates (soaked)
  • Honey (optional)
  • Chia seeds (optional)
  • Sea salt (to taste)


  1. Grind nuts in food processor until fine
  2. Add dates, honey, and sea salt to food processor.
  3. You’ll want the mixture to be sticky enough to form a dough. If it’s too dry, add more dates or honey. If it’s too wet, add more nuts.
  4. Remove mixture and place in a bowl. Roll mixture into balls (about the size of ping pongs) and put aside.


  • Serve as is
  • Chill in freezer or refrigerator then serve
  • Put onto a cookie sheet and place in the oven at 350 F degrees. Remove when they’re at the desired temperature or consistency


To make several types of desserts out of the same mixture, try the following varieties…

  • Add cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice then blend while mixture is still in food processor
  • Add cacao powder then blend while mixture is still in food processor
  • Roll balls in shredded coconut
  • Make a thumb print in each ball to flatten (looks more cookie-like this way)