Add dates to a food processor and pulse until small bits remain - it should form a ball, but not a big deal if it doesn't.
Add chocolate chips, cocoa powder and hazelnut meal and mix until well incorporated (see photo).
Add more dates through the spout while mixing if it appears too dry. You know you have the right texture when you gather a small amount in your fingers and it easily forms a dough. I added a few more to get that perfect doughy texture.
Form into 1-inch discs and eat immediately. To store, refrigerate in an airtight container or bag; freeze for longterm storage.
*You could easily make these into bars by shaping them into a 1/2-inch tall square in an 8x8 pan and then cutting them into bars or "brownies." *Nutrition information is a rough estimate.