Tastes Like Brownies Cacao Date Bites

By Stacy Shepanek, South Carolina Outreach Coordinator and Communications Designer

Raw Cacao Date Bites

I kid you not—these Cacao Bites taste like brownies! They’re delicious and easy to make!

Tastes Like Brownies Cacao Date Bites

Yields 8-10 Bites.



  • 7-8 Medjool dates—if they are not soft, soak them in warm water for 90 seconds
  • 1 scraped vanilla bean or 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder
  • ¾ cup raw walnut pieces
  • ¾ cup raw cashew pieces
  • ¼ cup unsweetened coconut shreds
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds


  • Unsweetened coconut shreds
  • Cacao powder
  • Cacao nibs
  • Hemp seeds


  1. Combine all bite ingredients except the Medjool dates in a food processor. Pulse until all of the ingredients are finely chopped and blended.
  2. Add the dates and process until the mixture is blended and sticks together.
  3. Scoop out a large spoonful and roll between your hands to create evenly-sized balls.
  4. When all the balls have been rolled, mix the topping ingredients together on a plate and roll the bites in the mixture until evenly coated.
  5. Chill for 15 minutes, serve and enjoy.