These Chocolate Bliss Balls are delicious and with only 5 ingredients they can easily be ready to go in under 20 minutes. Most people enjoy a good bliss ball, and for good reason – they’re extremely versatile and can be intended as indulgent treats, protein snacks or healthy alternatives to truffles and rum balls.
This recipe is a base recipe including only dates, cashews, cacao powder and desiccated coconut, and the wonderful thing about it is that you can add anything you like, so have fun and adapt it to suit your flavour preferences.
Personally, the best thing about bliss balls is that they’re a tasty little energy boost, usually full of fibre and healthy fats. I like to have them as a work-out snack (for before, during, or after) and they’re perfect to take on a hike, long drive, etc.
Store them in the pantry for a softer consistency and in the fridge or freezer for a fudgey/brownie consistency.
Bliss Balls are very versatile. You can add any amount of extra ingredients to adjust the flavour of your Bliss Balls. Why not try out:
- Dried Cranberries
- Nuts (any kind is fine)
- Coffee Grinds
- Mint extract or finely chopped mint leaves
And for rolling your Bliss Balls in, consider something that will add interesting colour and/or texture, such as:
- Matcha Powder
- Cocoa Powder
- Cacao Nibs
- Raspberry Powder
- Crushed Pistachios
Or just go naked…
- 1 cup pitted dates
- 1/2 cup soaked cashews
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/3 cup desiccated coconut
- Soak your cashews for approximately 6 hours. You can skip this step as the bliss balls will still form with un-soaked cashews, however, they will be a little dryer.
- Add the dates, cashews and cocoa powder into a food processor or high-speed blender and process until a fudgey consistency is formed.
- Roll your mixture into 1 tablespoon-sized balls.
- Coat the naked bliss balls in desiccated coconut.
- Refrigerate to cool and firm up or enjoy straight away.