Homemade Baci

Rich chocolate treats are for Christmas time only, right? Watch Pippa Mattei make her own Baci, suitable for any time of the year. 

Watch Pippa Mattei make homemade Baci

Homemade Baci


  • 110g walnuts or pecans
  • 6 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 200 – 250g pitted dates
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 120g dark chocolate


  1. Place the nuts and cocoa powder into a processor and blitz until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  2. Add the dates and vanilla and blitz until the mixture starts to stick to itself slightly.
  3. Divide the mixture using a measuring spoon, rolling each into balls with a base.
  4. Place these onto a greaseproof paper-lined baking tray and freeze for about 5 to 10 mins.
  5. Meanwhile melt the chocolate in a small bowl placed over simmering water, mixing all the time.
  6. With the help of a small spoon and fork, roll each semi-frozen ball in the chocolate. Tap off the excess chocolate and place onto a greaseproof paper-lined tray.
  7. Continue until all chocolate kisses are coated.
  8. Allow to set in a cool place. (Place in the fridge if making in summer.)
  9. Place in small paper cases, and serve.

This recipe first appeared on Gourmet Today TV, aired on TVM on 16 January, 2015

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