Place pitted dates in warm water for 10 minutes. Drain completely. If you need to, squeeze the dates to remove as much liquid as possible.
Place dates in the food processor and pulse a few times.
Add the unsweetened cocoa powder, almond butter, dried cherries, vanilla extract, and chocolate chips. Pulse until all of the ingredients are blended together and forms a thick batter. If the batters crumbly and not coming together then add in 1-2 tablespoons of water.
Place the batter into a bowl, cover, and refrigerator for 1-2 hours.
Roll batter into 20 balls and then refrigerate overnight.