Whole30 Cocoa Dusted Pecan Date Balls

  • Author: Sprinkles & Sea Salt
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 16-18 balls 1x


These Whole30 Cocoa Dusted Pecan Date Balls are the perfect grab-and-go breakfast or snack. Made with just 4 ingredients – pecans, dates, sea salt and dusted with unsweetened cocoa powder! 



16 dates, pitted

1 cup raw, unsalted pecans

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 cup unsweetened, 100% dark chocolate cocoa powder


To a food processor, add dates and pecans

Turn on high and process until they just start to form a ball*

Add sea salt, pulse to incorporate

Refrigerate 10 minutes

Measure out the cocoa powder and place it on a plate or in a shallow bowl

Using clean hands, form pecan date mixture into 1-inch balls

Roll the balls in cocoa until completely coated (2-3 times)

Store balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks


*Do not over process the dates and pecans, the pecans release a lot of oil and the mixture will become too greasy if over processed.

  • Method: Food Processor