Fudge Babies

Recipe by Boomette
READY IN: 10mins
YIELD: 15 babies


  • 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)


  • Chop/blend all the ingredients, using a food processor, Magic Bullet, etc.
  • Roll into cutey-pie little balls. (Use plastic wrap if you need to.).
  • I rolled these into balls, but if you want true brownies, simply shape the dough into bars instead.
  • **Update*** Version 2:.
  • Hot Cocoa Fudge Babies!
  • 30 grams cashews, 80 grams dates, 5 grams (1T) dark cocoa powder. Blend. Even fudgier than the original! :).
  • (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!).
  • * Add shaved coconut, mini chips, nuts, or raisins to the mix.
  • * Moisten truffles, then roll in cocoa powder, sugar, coconut, crushed nuts, etc.
  • * Add oils or extracts, such as mint or coconut.
  • * Sprinkle in some ground coffee for a java jolt.
  • * Extreme Chocoholic Version: Melt some chocolate and add it to the mix when you add the vanilla and cocoa.