First, soak the dates in a bowl of very hot water for 10 minutes, allowing them to soften.
Drain the dates and then add them to a food processor, process until left with a smooth paste.
Add the rest of your ingredients to the food processor and then blitz very quickly for about 10-15 seconds, until all of the ingredients are just combined. You should be left with a thick dough-like mixture, which you should be able to roll into balls. If the mixture falls apart when rolled, mix in a teaspoon of water.
Roll the mixture into 14-16 equally sized balls, then dampen your hands and roll each of the balls into finely chopped cashews or extra hemp seed.