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Medjool Date Avocado Balls

medjool date avocado balls
PREP: About 20 minutes to prepare + overnight chill time + 30 minutes to roll and decorate.

These rich, dairy-free Medjool Date Avocado balls are truffled perfection that can be rolled in an assortment of toppings for an easy and versatile sweet treat.


  • 8 Natural Delights® Medjool dates, pitted and roughly chopped + 1 tablespoon warm water
  • 1 large or 2 small ripe avocados
  • 1/4 cup 70% dark chocolate, melted
  • 3 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • Topping Options: chopped toasted cashews, desiccated coconut, cacao powder


  1. Process Medjool dates with warm water in a food processor, scrapping down the sides as needed. Add a little more water if it doesn't form a paste.
  2. Melt the dark chocolate in a double boiler on the lowest setting, gently stir as necessary. Be careful not to overheat.
  3. Add the melted chocolate and the remaining ingredients to the food processor. Process until the mixture is a smooth paste. If too wet, add more cacao powder.
  4. Turn onto a piece of parchment paper, cover with another piece of parchment paper and flatten. Refrigerate overnight.
  5. The next day, scoop 1 to 2 tablespoons of the mixture in to your hand and roll into balls, then roll the balls in desired topping. Use a sifting jar for the cacao powder (if you have one).

*While Medjool dates are high in natural sugars, they are low on the glycemic index thanks to a balanced amount of soluble fiber. The complex carbohydrates found in Medjool dates are digested at a slower rate, making them a source of dietary fiber and releasing energy to the body over a longer period of time.