Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

These little fudge babies are addictive. They're raw. They're from the blog of Chocolate-Covered Katie.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup walnuts (120 grams, I used pecans)
  • 1 13 cups pitted dates (230 grams, If you want a sweeter result, up the proportion of dates)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 -4 tablespoons cocoa powder, depending on how chocolatey you want the balls to be (Katie used 4T extra dark)


  1. Chop/blend all the ingredients, using a food processor, Magic Bullet, etc.
  2. Roll into cutey-pie little balls. (Use plastic wrap if you need to.).
  3. I rolled these into balls, but if you want true brownies, simply shape the dough into bars instead.
  4. **Update*** Version 2:.
  5. Hot Cocoa Fudge Babies!
  6. 30 grams cashews, 80 grams dates, 5 grams (1T) dark cocoa powder. Blend. Even fudgier than the original! :).
  7. (Add mint and cacao nibs and you’re getting into Wild Bar territory. And if you leave out the cocoa, you have a homemade Cashew Cookie Larabar!).
  8. * Add shaved coconut, mini chips, nuts, or raisins to the mix.
  9. * Moisten truffles, then roll in cocoa powder, sugar, coconut, crushed nuts, etc.
  10. * Add oils or extracts, such as mint or coconut.
  11. * Sprinkle in some ground coffee for a java jolt.
  12. * Extreme Chocoholic Version: Melt some chocolate and add it to the mix when you add the vanilla and cocoa.
Most Helpful

These are great. Very healthy and delicious. I made them with half a cup of walnuts and half a cup of almond meal, 2 cups of dates and 2 table spoons of cocoa powder.

zainab23 November 02, 2013

Absolutely wonderful, at least the 1st version is ~ I figured I couldn't go wrong with a combo like nuts & dates & chocolate! They definitely make for a great chocolate fix, & these "babies" will be made more than once again in my kitchen before the end of the year, & I look forward to adding some of them to my holiday gift bags! Thanks for posting the recipe! [Made & reviewed in Zaar Stars tag]

Sydney Mike November 11, 2010

Delicious! I added some cardamom and frozen orange juice concentrate (for flavouring) and used Brazil nuts instead of walnuts; I also didn't bother measuring the ingredient, just eyeballed it, and they turned out great - though a little too sweet to my liking. Thanks for the recipe!!!

Geniale Genie September 02, 2010