Doomsday Date Balls

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Happy Rapture Day! Hope you’re enjoying this lovely Saturday. I spent much of the morning and afternoon checking out apartments. Since our lease isn’t up until July 1st, we have a little time to take a look at what’s out there. Today’s odyssey was really just to determine what we can get in our price range in a couple different neighborhoods.

A stop for green juice was required partway through. I am not built for going 6 hours between meals!

This juice was so cute and tiny!

When I got home, I was wiped out. Luckily, lunch of salad and leftover hummus and pita was easily thrown together. Blood sugar restored, I set to making a batch of larabar-esque energy bars. In the spirit of today supposedly being Judgment Day or whatever, I decided to be festive and make them into “Doomsday Date Balls.”


  • 3/4 cup cashews
  • 10 dates
  • a few dried cherries
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder


  1. Pulse cashews, dates, and dried cherries in a food processor until tacky and sticky.
  2. Add cocoa powder and vanilla and continue to pulse until a dough forms.
  3. Roll dough into small balls (I made 8) and refrigerate.

6 thoughts on “Doomsday Date Balls

    banbamama said:
    May 21, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    yum, these sound good. I make similar ones with dates, hazelnuts and honey. Happy Doomsday Day!

      Jess responded:
      May 22, 2011 at 4:26 am

      I’ve been wanting to try using hazelnuts—your recipe sounds delicious!

    Julia said:
    May 22, 2011 at 1:23 am

    i just had a date ball from your fridge. it was really yummy! and yes i am on your computer.

    What I Ate Wednesday #7 | Keeping It Real Food said:
    May 26, 2011 at 2:58 am

    […] Snack: Greek yogurt with a crumbled date ball […]

    […] of the season. I added some cocoa-powder during the processing and topped it with a crumbled date ball (my last—need to make more ASAP). I’m glad it’s finally warm enough for this to taste […]

    […] Since then, I’ve been keeping dates on hand finding all kinds of things to use them in—date balls, bars, oats, chopped up on cereal or yogurt, and I can’t wait to try them in these fruit […]

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