This no-bake coconut and chocolate bliss balls recipe is quick and easy to whip up. A great recipe to make ahead, these bliss balls are the perfect energy bites for any time of day.
A healthy and tasty snack the whole family can enjoy, this homemade bliss balls recipe is a great go-to!
We think you will love these easy snacks for their natural sweetness. These chocolate and coconut bliss balls are perfect for kids or adults lunchboxes or as an afternoon snack.
I have even served them as a healthy dessert option. Like our yoghurt granola cups, this recipe is great for those of us with a sweet tooth!
So our best advice with this recipe is to make up a big batch store in the fridge (or even the freezer!) and enjoy!
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What are bliss balls?
Sometimes called energy balls or raw energy balls. They are generally made from healthy whole foods like nuts, seeds and fruits blitzed up to enjoy as a great snack option.
Popular for meal prep or lunchboxes.
- Dates and/ or raisins - Either dates or raisins work well with this recipe or I will sometimes use half and half. For the dates, you can use either standard or medjool dates. If using standard dates I like to soak them in water for 15 minutes first and then drain well.
- Cocoa powder - substitute with cacao powder, carob powder, unsweetened drinking chocolate or even healthy chocolate chips.
- Desiccated coconut - or finely shredded coconut, remember its going to be blended further.
- Honey - this can be substituted with peanut butter or your preferred nut butter or seed butter, almond butter works well. Or even a little maple syrup. We like to use honey as it makes them lunchbox friendly for our children's 'nut free' school.
- Coconut oil - melted
- Weetbix or weetabix (depending on where you are from).
- Seeds - we used sunflower seeds but you can use a mix of what you have available in your cupboard. I have also added hemp seeds, chia seeds linseeds, ground almonds.
- Water - if required to adjust the consistency.
Full quantities can be found in the recipe card below.
How to make bliss balls
Follow our 3 Simple steps:
- Mix all the ingredients into a food processor or mini blender.
- Blitz until the ingredients start coming together, add a little bit of water if needed.
- Roll into balls. Use a cookie scoop, if you have one, to help with portioning. As an optional extra, you can roll the balls through some extra coconut as well, or do half and half like we like to do. Place the ball on some baking or parchment paper, cover and leave in the fridge to set.
Hint - Once the mixture has started to combine together, it is ready to form into bite-sized balls.
Get creative and play around with different topping ideas, it's a great way to add delicious flavour to these healthy treats. You can also dip the balls in melted chocolate, dust with a little cocoa powder or roll in pounded seeds.
There are so many ways of creating different flavors, with this versatile healthy treat.
Use this Weetbix ball recipe as a base then add:
- Protein bliss balls - Add your favourite plant-based protein powder.
- Peanut butter bliss balls - switch the honey for peanut butter a a delicious treat!
- Lemon bliss balls - Add a little lemon zest.
- Carrot cake balls - Use raisins and add a little grated carrot.
Have a little fun creating your own delicious recipes!
Keep your bliss balls in an airtight container in the fridge, for healthy snacks on the go!
They will last up to 5 days, in an airtight container in the fridge.
Yes you can place bliss balls in the freezer, make sure they are in an airtight container and they will last 2-3 months. Allow time for them to defrost and warm up a little before eating, around 15 minutes depending on size.
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Enjoy these little balls of bliss!
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Coconut And Chocolate Bliss Balls
- 1 cup Dates Or raisins See note 1
- 3 tablespoon Cocoa powder Or cacao powder
- 3 tablespoon Desiccated Coconut Or shredded coconut
- 1 teaspoon Coconut oil Melted (Optional)
- 5 Weetbix Or Weetabix
- 3 tablespoon Honey
- ½ cup Sunflower seeds
- 1- 2 tablespoon Water (If required, see note 2)
- Extra desiccated coconut For dusting (optional)
- Place the dates, cocoa powder, desiccated coconut, coconut oil (if using) weetbix, seeds and honey in the food process or mini chopper.
- Mix ingredients well, until they are starting to form a ball.Add a little water if required and blitz again to help bring the mixture together.
- Take the mixture out, divide evenly and roll into balls.
- (Optional) Roll balls in the remaining desiccated coconut.
- Cover and place in an airtight container in the fridge to cool and set. Enjoy!