Date and Cashew Balls



I hope you’re week started off well. It suddenly most definitely feels like Autumn here. We have still had warm days, but the mornings have had that “winter is coming” chill to them. As a kid I absolutely hated the cold weather. I used to swear I would never live here when I had a choice because I couldn’t stand the cold. In fact I moved to Brisbane for 2 years as an adult to escape the cold and for a change.

But now I’m older I like more variety, I love the snow and I realize that you can heat your house. I swear when I was a kid few people I knew actually heated their houses here as it doesn’t get cold the way it does in other places, so people saved the money and just rugged up. Now we have a beautiful gas heater. It makes the world of difference.

As part of my make my own snacks experiment I decided to try out some date and cashew balls. They are really easy, no bake, and taste like a bit of a treat.


I am definitely not a talented food photographer. I don’t have an amazing camera and I don’t know what I’m doing. Something to work on, because I love looking at those beautiful food blogs.

Anyway, here’s how you make Date and Cashew Balls:


1 cup of Dates

1 cup of Cashews

1/2 cup of Cocoa powder

1 teaspoon of vanilla


Put all the ingredients in the food processor and mix thoroughly.

Once you have a obtained a smooth (ish) texture/ consistency, take them out and shape them into balls.

Put them into the fridge for two hours to set and then they are ready to eat!

What is your favourite climate to live in? How was your weekend? What is your favourite snack?

Jess xoxox

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37 Responses to Date and Cashew Balls

  1. I’ve always wanted to live somewhere warm like Australia or California because I can’t stand the cold. I don’t like snow, and I just don’t like being cold. -.- So what am I doing in Canada… where it’s snowing… in the end of March!!!

    Anyways, I’m sure things will change as you always want what you can’t have ๐Ÿ™‚

    Ooh those date cashew balls would be perfect for long runs
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    • I think I would be the same if it snowed here for two weeks and then got hot again I’d be happy. It doesn’t snow here though it just gets cold and miserable. haha.

    • Not very cold at all really, but it feels cold to me! haha. In winter probably the lowest it gets would be around 3-5 degrees C, so high 30s F. It is really not that cold, compared to some parts of the world I know.

  2. mmm BALLS! lol! those do sound delicious! I dont have a food processor, but my parents do, so I should totally try those out! Papa GC actually loves dates and cashews, so he might also really enjoy those.

    And yes, I hate the cold and I am ALWAYS COLD, which is funny… because then everyone says, “BUT YOU WERE AN ICE SKATER!” …. and yes, it was miserable some of those days training because of how cold I would get! I remember at times it would take me hours and hours to warm up after practice…. especially if it was snowy and cold and winter… and then id just be in fleece and my down coat for the whole day! I DEFINITELY don’t miss that! (Although even TODAY after an hour on the ice coaching, I still get so cold!) like you, I definitely appreciate the seasons… i wouldn’t want to live somewhere it was 80 degrees year round!
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    • I could never be a swimmer for that reason, because they have to get up in the cool water and swim early. I know they heat the water at most pools, but not enough for me not to be cold when I first get in! I love love love ice skating, it is the prettiest sport!

  3. So funny about heating the house… I always felt bad complaining about California *cold* to my bff when she was living in NY, but then she told me that she always feels colder in CA than she ever did in the winter in NY, and it’s because everywhere you go is heated! In CA people wear down jackets, shorts and flip flops in winter ๐Ÿ™‚ No wonder we’re cold!

    Those cashew/date balls look yummy… I love making similar ones ๐Ÿ™‚ Such a great, easy snack!
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    • I think we’re the same in Australia, everywhere I go I feel cold because I’m never probably appropriately dressed and heating is a luxury. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Those date and cashew balls look tasty and easy. I might have to give them a try this summer when I feel free to bake, make, cook and create all I want!
    My favorite climate is here in Flagstaff. Michigan was incredibly humid. We had 4 seasons, it was beautiful, but the humidity was going to kill me. The cold was frigid and the skies are grey, grey, grey for so many days in a row.
    Flagstaff has all 4 seasons and SUNSHINE. The 14 inches of snow we got a week ago? Gone in 4+ days. Is it 29 degrees outside? I can’t tell because I’m standing in the sunshine and it feels more like 50.
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    • Flagstaff sounds so beautiful. I love the idea of snow and sun. Humidity can be a killer! Brisbane was quite humid and if you didn’t have a pool or time to get to one it was awful.

  5. They didn’t heat their house??!?! Omg I try to keep our heat levels down and not too high, but we definitely need it around here! I love how you are getting ready for winter, while we are getting ready for Spring/Summer!!! I miss the warmth!
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  6. Oh man, after this long long long winter we’ve had in NYC I swear I’m moving to warmer climes! I appreciate the cold and the snow when I’m on a mountain and ready to ski. haha. Those snacks look delicious. I love dates. I don’t eat nearly enough of them.
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    • Yeah I love cold weather when it comes to snow board… the rest of the year I am a huge whinger. I don’t know how you do it in NY because it is so much colder then here!

    • Yeah it is definitely something I would love to just be naturally awesome at, unfortunately it doesn’t seem to be my calling. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. I like the variety in weather too.. .although by this point in the year, I am over the winter and am ready for spring please ๐Ÿ™‚ Great recipe here.. these do make good snacks, healthy of course and tasty too! I haven’t tried this particular combination, but I shall in the near future!
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    • I used to live in San Diego! It does have perfect weather doesn’t it! Always sunny! I’m not in Brisbane I left Brisbane for San Diego, was there for 2 years, and now I’m back in Sydney. Still pretty mild climate, just a little cooler and more rain.

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