No-Bake Recipe: Cocoa Balls

Avoid the high-fructose corn syrup found in most store-bought treats with this simple five-ingredient chocolate cookie recipe.
By Erica Clark



No-Bake Recipe: Cocoa Balls

No-Bake Cocoa Balls

Makes about 10 cookies

1 cup pitted dates (about 22)
2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
½ tsp almond extract
½ cup puffed rice cereal
Confectioners’ sugar and/or superfne sugar, for rolling (optional)


  1. Pulse dates, cocoa powder, and almond extract in a food processor until the mixture pulls away from the sides and forms a ball.
  2. Add rice cereal and pulse until just combined.
  3. Roll the mixture into 1-inch balls with damp hands, then roll in sugar, if desired.

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