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Cocoa Cookie Dough Balls

Cocoa Cookie Dough Balls recipe

A chocolatey dessert made with just 7 ingredients and 10 minutes prep time—great for kids and adults alike!*

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  • 1/2 cup almonds, raw
  • 1 cup dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup raisins (or dates)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp chocolate chips, non-dairy (optional)
  • Cocoa powder, unsweetened, for rolling/dusting (optional)


  1. In a food processor, process almonds until fine and crumbly.
  2. Add remaining ingredients (except chocolate chips) and process.
  3. It will appear as if nothing is happening at first, that the mixture is just whirring around in crumbs, but soon it will become sticky.
  4. When it becomes a little sticky, add chocolate chips (optional) and continue to process until mixture forms a ball on the blade.
  5. Stop machine and remove dough.
  6. Take small scoops (1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons in size) and roll into balls.
  7. Toss or roll the balls in extra unsweetened cocoa powder (if using) and refrigerate.

*This recipe is found in Dreena Burton’s cookbook, Let Them Eat Vegan.