Place the dates and water in a food processor and blend until smooth (or at least until most of the chunks have gone)
Crush the pumpkin seeds and cashew nuts into small chunks or until powdered – this depends on personal preference (I use the milling blade on my Nutribullet, but you can roll them in a tea towel and bash with a rolling pin, or blend in the food processor)
Place the dates, pumpkin seeds and cashew nuts in the food processor, then add the cacao powder and vanilla extract and blend until the mixture gathers together
Put some cacao powder and/or coconut flakes onto a plate, then remove the mixture from the food processor and make a small amount into a ball, before rolling it in the cacao powder/coconut flakes
Repeat with each ball
(The mixture will be very sticky before rolling it in the coating, so it’s easiest to make a rough ball shape with your finger tips and then shape it into more of a ball when rolling in the cacao powder/coconut flakes)
These can be eaten immediately, or put in the fridge firstEnjoy!