The Seated Cook

Simple, healthy, vegetarian food


Chocolate Date Pistachio Balls

I’m continuing to come across wonderful recipes in my Reader.  On my end, I’m still keeping things simple.  I recently made chocolate date pistachio balls, which were adapted from this recipe for chocolate almond date balls:

I have a huge bag of pistachios, so decided to swap the almonds for pistachios (and I’m sure these would be great with any nut).  I also added olive oil, since I found the mixture wasn’t sticking that well on its own, and I was out of coconut oil, which I often add to similar recipes.  The olive oil did alter the taste a little, but if you like olive oil, that’s not a bad thing.


  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 2/3 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup pistachios, shelled
  • Olive oil (didn’t measure exactly, probably poured about a tablespoon over the ingredients)


     Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until the ingredients are well mixed.

     Scoop out the mixture and form into balls.  Place balls in an airtight container and refrigerate until chilled.