Friday, January 29, 2010


Okay, you've gone Paleo, Primal or Zone...but you still have a little sweet tooth lingering in the back. Right? you need to attend a function with sugary treats and your "friends" expect you to bring something to accompany the foundation of all social functions...(the evil) SUGAR...what will you bring to help them...and you? Jen S. inspired these little fudge babies and brought them to my attention. We all know my time is limited, so I don't do well with recipes that require more than 5 ingredients. Well get ready, these bad boys require 4...yep, I said it, 4. Dates, Walnuts, Cocoa Powder and Vanilla Extract. Curious???? Have a few minutes and food processor? Here it goes...


1 1/3 cup Dates
1 cup Walnuts
4 Tbs Cocoa Powder
1 tsp Vanilla

Dump into a food processor, hit the big button that say ON. Process the food...roll with fingers into little "balls" also known as Fudge Babies...chill and serve. I'm a believer are YOU?


  1. Please don't tell anyone that we hoovered 17 of these at your house on Saturday night. They were SO good... we're going to link to the recipe on our web site, as a Good Food alternative to processed candies, cookies and brownies. Yum.

    Melissa & Dallas

  2. SEVENTEEN!!!! Bahh hahahahaha. Also, I'm making this. Win.

  3. Wow. 17 > 3. I know that because I'm a math major.

  4. Just for those that are curious...I plugged the recipe into my handy dandy nutritional software using a yield of 20 babies for the recipe. The results: 47 cal, < 1g protein, 10g carbs, 1g fat.

  5. I have had a serious addiction to the chocolate larabars for a while now, but these are better!

    I sub'd in some home roasted macs for the walnuts, and rolled them in shredded coconut (and some in melted 85% choc as well to be super super decadent!) AH-MAH-ZING!

    Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

  6. i tried these today, but i'd suggest de-pitting the dates. i found out the hard way that the date pits are rock hard and almost impossible to chew. lol.

  7. where do you get the organic cocoa powder?

  8. Hi,

    My name is Katie and I have a blog called Chocolate-Covered Katie. I am the true owner of the fudge baby recipe that is on your website, and I would appreciate it very much if you took down the recipe and linked instead:

    Please, can you do this as soon as possible?

    I would appreciate it so so much, because I'm in the process of writing a cookbook and don't want my recipes spreading out on the internet. Sorry to be a bother!

  9. Katie, I was actually just about to post your Fudge Baby links as well; love that you've created many others in addition to the original Fudge Baby!

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