5 from 1 vote

Cherry Date Nut Balls

A deliciously easy, gluten-free, raw food dessert loaded with healthy omega-3’s, antioxidants and fiber thanks to the walnuts, dark chocolate and dates.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 12
Calories: 199
Author: Peter


  • 2 cups dried sour cherries
  • 8 medjool dates, pitted
  • 2/3 cup walnut pieces
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons dark chocolate chips (vegan, if desired)
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut, plus some for rolling


  • Finely chop cherries, dates and walnuts. Add to large mixing bowl.
  • Stir in orange juice, cinnamon, chocolate chips and 4 tablespoons shredded coconut.
  • Mix by hand until mixture thoroughly combined and sticks together. (You may need to add an additional chopped date or more orange juice to reach desired consistency).
  • Add extra coconut to a shallow dish.
  • With clean and slightly wet hands, roll mixture into bite-size balls - about the size of whole walnut shell.
  • Roll balls in extra coconut, if desired.
  • Place in airtight container and refrigerate until firm.
  • Serve at room temperature.
  • Yield: about 24

Recipe Notes

Serving size: 2 cherry date nut bites
Weight Watchers Points Plus: *5
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *10
Nutrition Facts
Cherry Date Nut Balls
Amount Per Serving (2 cherry date nut bites)
Calories 199 Calories from Fat 59
% Daily Value*
Fat 6.6g10%
Carbohydrates 33.3g11%
Fiber 8.2g33%
Protein 2.9g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten-free cherry date bites, no-bake vegetarian dessert