Add dates to a food processor and blend until chopped. Add remaining ingredients and pulse until ingredients form a paste.
Dump the dough onto a piece of waxed paper and form a 6 x 6-inch square. Allow to rest a minute.
Using a knife, cut into 16 equal portions. You can either leave them square-shaped or roll into a ball, as I did. (Shown in the pictures) You may want to lightly dust with extra cocoa powder so they won't be so sticky and will be easier to roll into a ball.
*You can substitute chocolate protein powder for some of the cocoa in these bites for more protein.
Exchange one tablespoon of the cocoa for one tablespoon chocolate protein powder.