Cherry Cacao Fudge Balls

Can these all too familiar raw fudge balls ever be over done? I am not being very inventive here in sharing this recipe but these little tasty nuggets are so simple to make and bring me so much joy that I just had to share yet another recipe with you guys. Plus, this was my daughter and I’s Valentines Day kitchen project. She was the one who had the idea of making these. So we turned the popular little ball into a labor of Love at our house.

These are a great project to do with kids. My 6 year old daughter got her own little food processor for christmas and enjoys throwing all kinds of stuff in there and making her own concoctions. So she made her own balls (pictured here). She had the most fun rolling them and licking the sticky stuff off her hands afterwards 🙂



  • 1 cup  raw walnuts
  • 1 cup pitted medjool dates
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao powder
  • dash of salt


  • put everything but cherries in food processor and combine until everything is broken down
  • add cherries and keep processing until a ball is formed
  • roll into little balls of desired size
  • roll in coating of choice
  • keep in fridge

We combined 2TBS  freeze dried raspberries and 1TBS shredded coconut in a blender and pulsed to break down. That was one of the coatings. The other one is the same but replace the raspberries for blueberries. And lastly just plain raw cacao powder.

My daughters one’s are the blueish one’s. There is no recipe as she doesn’t write things down as she makes them 😉 But I know that she put freeze dried blueberries and cranberries as hemp seeds in hers.


14 thoughts on “Cherry Cacao Fudge Balls

  1. As I am laying here, recovering from the stomach flu reading this is torture. Wow, it sounds amazing!!! I will try those out as soon as my stomach permits. Thank you for the inspiration, as always ❤️.

    • Sorry to hear about your stomach bug! As for the cherries, I buy them at a local health food store. TJ’s has so many dried fruits I would imagine they have cherries. If not you can replace them with any other dried fruit! Or omit them altogether. Let me know how they turn out!

  2. Also, where do you buy the dried cherries? I shop almost exclusively at Trader Joe’s and I don’t think I have seen any dried cherries there. Thanks!

    • She loves her processor!! It’s a fun gift, but hard to manage at times because all she wants to do is use it! And I have meals to cook, I can’t keep having her turn all our food into mush!

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