No-Bake Fudge Snow Balls

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These No-Bake Fudge Snow Balls are made with dates, almonds and cocoa powder, no oil or butter, and no baking required!

These No-Bake Fudge Snow Balls are made with dates, almonds and cocoa powder, no oil or butter, and no baking required!
No-Bake Fudge Snow Balls

There’s much to love about these no-bake cookies! They are healthy, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, vegan, and they taste great too. More no bake desserts I love are No Bake Peanut Butter Pie, No Bake Strawberries and Cream Crepe Cake, and No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies. 

I’m a pretty lazy baker so I love cookies or any desserts that require minimal effort. That’s why I love making these edible cookie dough balls. The only appliance required is a food processor. I love my mini 4-cup food processor (affil link). If you don’t have one you can also used already ground almonds.

They come out moist and chewy, almost like a chocolate cookie dough ball. Even though the points are for dough ball, the balls are dense and you don’t need much to satisfy the sweet tooth. Try pairing one with a cup of coffee or Chai tea for dessert.

Helpful tips for these no-bake fudge balls:

  • If the dough is too sticky to roll, keeping your hands damp with a little  bit of water on your hands to roll them help to keep the shape more easily. I like to keep my sink running while I’m doing this step.
  • You can substitute almonds with another nut like cashew or walnuts if you’d like.
  • You can substitute dates with prunes.
  • And if you’re watching sugar intake, you can opt out the powder sugar or even sub with cocoa powder for a more bitter chocolatey treat.
  • You can even substitute in protein powder for cacao for added protein.

Note: Points and nutrition values may vary for these substitutions.

These No-Bake Fudge Snow Balls are made with dates, almonds and cocoa powder, no oil or butter, and no baking required!These No-Bake Fudgy Snow Balls are made with dates, almonds and cocoa powder, no oil or butter, and no baking required!

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No-Bake Fudgy Snow Balls

70 Cals 2 Protein 9 Carbs 4 Fats
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Yield: 21
COURSE: Dessert
CUISINE: American
These No-Bake Fudgy Snow Balls are made with dates, almonds and cocoa powder, no oil or butter, and no baking required!

Ingredients

  • 15 pitted dates
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup whole roasted unsalted almonds
  • 1 tbsp honey, agave if vegan
  • 2 tbsp water, or more if needed
  • 3 tbsp confectioner's sugar

Instructions

  • Add almonds to your food processor and pulse until ground.
  • Add dates, cocoa powder, honey, and water. Mix until it forms a sticky mass. If it seems too dry, add a little water, 1 tsp at a time.
  • Wash hands and using damp hands (keep sink running) measure 1 tbsp and roll into a ball with the dough. Set balls on parchment paper.
  • Put confectioner's sugar in a bowl.
  • Roll balls in your hand and then roll in sugar.
  • Can be stored in the fridge for up to a week.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ball, Calories: 70kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 4g, Fiber: 2g
WW Points Plus: 2
Keywords: chocolate almond date balls, Date Balls, no bake cookies

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87 comments

  1. I didn’t have any whole almonds. I used sliced almonds and a small amount of honey. Also, I sprinkled powdered sugar on my parchment paper and on top of each ball of fudge. They are sooooo good!!! Simply delicious! Thank you, Gina.

  2. Although these are somewhat high in points, they are very good! One all by itself with a cup of coffee makes a satisfying dessert. I left off the powdered sugar (they don’t seem to need it).

  3. I used chocolate protein powder instead of cocoa powder and they came out great. My husband likes high protein snacks.

  4. I also noticed adding a little water to your hands when making the balls helps smooth them out a bit. Otherwise, it gets a little sticky and they start to lose their roundness.

  5. I’ve been following the site for years now, but this is the first recipe I have reviewed. These are absolutely amazing! I did use ground almond meal (1 1/4 cups)instead of grinding my own. These are quick, one-bowl, and relatively mess-free. So happy I tried these out! My kids (6 and 2) loved these too.

  6. Wondering how it would taste without the cocoa pwd, I love the taste of dates and almonds. Also, do you know the weight of the cup of almonds, in case I just buy the already ground ones?

  7. Wondering how it would taste without the cocoa pwd, I love the taste of dates and almonds. Also, do you know the weight of the cup of almonds, in case I just buy the already ground ones?

  8. I've been following the site for years now, but this is the first recipe I have reviewed. These are absolutely amazing! I did use ground almond meal (1 1/4 cups)instead of grinding my own. These are quick, one-bowl, and relatively mess-free. So happy I tried these out! My kids (6 and 2) loved these too.

  9. I also noticed adding a little water to your hands when making the balls helps smooth them out a bit. Otherwise, it gets a little sticky and they start to lose their roundness.

  10. I used chocolate protein powder instead of cocoa powder and they came out great. My husband likes high protein snacks. 🙂