I make these a lot - they are a definite favourite. They feel decadent and give you that chocolate hit that I know I often crave. To make these you combine the following ingredients in a food professor: about 3/4 cup walnuts, 1/2 cup fresh medjool dates (or you can use dried pitted dates that have been soaked in boiling water for about 10 minutes) and 2 heaped tbs cacao. I also often add a scoop of protein powder and a couple of drops of peppermint essence - the chocolate mint flavour this creates is really delicious. You may need to add slightly more walnuts or a few drops of water in order to create a workable consistency. Then roll into small balls and coat in desiccated coconut or cacao. Cool in the fridge and these can be kept for up to 2 weeks. This recipe will make approximately 12 balls. Dates may help prevent LDL cholesterol absorption in the gut as the fruit is rich in dietary fibre. They also contain antioxidants called tannins, which are anti-inflammatory, anti-infective, and anti-hemorrhagic. Dates are also a rich source of iron, potassium, and minerals such as copper, manganese and calcium.