Start by softening the dates and almonds in hot water.
Preferably soak the almonds for at least 4 hours…unless you’re using a high speed blender or food processor (such as the Vitamix, in which case no softening is needed).
The dates need about an hour to soften – make sure you remove the seed.
Now process/blend the dates, almond meal, almonds, half of the pistachios, shredded coconut, coconut oil, cacao and chia together.
Move this to a bowl and let it stand for a few minutes to allow the chia to soften and expand.
Smash the remaining pistachios and roll this raw mixture into small balls and roll in the crushed pistachios to coat them.Enjoy!