Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

Chocolate nut balls recipe

These high-protein, high-iron snacks are great for study times when kids are craving a sweet attack.

Serving Size:

Makes 16



  • 12 dates (pitted)
  • 2 tbs peanut butter
  • 1 tbs raw cacao powder
  • 3/4 cup almonds (raw)
  • 1 tbs rice syrup


In a food processor, combine the dates, peanut butter and cacao butter until it resembles a paste.

Add the almonds and mix again.

Lastly add the rice syrup and mix. Roll into balls.


  • If the mixture's consistency is too dry, add more rice syrup.
  • Raw almonds can be swapped for 1/2 cup of almond meal.
  • Once done, you can roll the balls in extra cacao or chopped almonds or peanuts.
  • Recipe created by Amanda Fraser for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.