Dark chocolate flavour combined with rich
pistachios and cashews for an indulgent and nutritious snack
Prep: 20 minutes
Makes: 12-15 pieces
½ cup raw unsalted shelled pistachios
¼ cup raw cashews
7-8 Medjool dates, pitted and quartered – I use medjool because they tend to stay fresh and are easily blended
¼ cup cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla
Pinch of salt
Cocoa powder for dusting
Chopped pistachio pieces
Chocolate pieces or chips
In a food processor or blender, chop pistachios and cashews until fine. Add dates, cocoa, vanilla, and salt. Continue processing until all ingredients are incorporated, often the ingredients will come together and form a ball in the processor.
Unplug your food processor and remove the mixture. The mixture should hold together easily when pinched, if not, continue processing for approximately 1-2 minutes, if mixture is still too dry, try adding an additional pitted chopped date and process. Form into 1” balls. You can top each ball with chopped pistachios, chocolate pieces, dust with cocoa powder, or leave plain.
These pistachio bites add a pop of colour to a holiday dessert tray or make a perfect treat for gifting. They keep for around a week in an airtight container in the fridge. If you are travelling with these, be sure to store them in a hard-sided container to avoid squishing.
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