There is a reason why you crave chocolate around your period, because our hormones are asking for it. The vitamin and mineral make up of cacao and pumpkin seeds make for a perfect snack for any time we feel like we need some balancing. It is mostly due to the magnesium, iron, manganese and calcium content. These protein balls with cacao melts and pumpkin seeds, equals the perfect hormone balancing snack.
In a blender, add the cacao melts and blend until fine, though still slightly coarse (almost a bread crumb consistency).
Follow with adding the remaining ingredients, and again blend until a bread crumb consistency. Taste the mix, and ensure the flavour is how you like it- for example is there enough ginger, cinnamon, sweetness etc.
Using a spoon, scoop up some ingredients, place in hand and compress, then roll into balls.
If they are not rolling well and are too crumbly, add more dates. Feel free to roll the balls in desiccated coconut, ground pepitas or cinnamon, or keep plain.