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.
More Easy Healthy Desserts You Might Like:
- Chocolate Chip Clouds (Meringues) – A House Favorite!
- Cheesecake Brownies
- Dark Chocolate Oatmeal Lace Cookies
- Banana Foster Crepes
- Deep Dish Chocolate Cookie Pie
No-Bake Fudgy Snow Balls
- 15 pitted dates
- 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup whole roasted unsalted almonds
- 1 tbsp honey, or agave if vegan
- 2 tbsp water, or more if needed
- 3 tbsp confectioner's sugar
- 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.