Cacao Bliss Balls: Tasty and Nutritious

This Bliss Balls are delicious!  And full of healthy fats and antioxidants.  They’ll stay fresh in the fridge for about a week in an air tight container – if you can keep them around that long.

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Use dates or figs, or mix half and half – the seeds in the figs add a nice, crunchy texture.

Cacao Bliss Ball Recipe

Serve with coffee as a dessert or evening treat.

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Servings Prep Time
12 Balls 5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 Balls 5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 cup medjool dates or 1 cup Black Mission figs
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds or walnut bits
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
Servings: Balls
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Instructions
  1. Soak dates or figs in warm water for 10 – 15 minutes. If using figs, snip off the hard nib end of the stem.
  2. While the dates soak, add remaining ingredients to a food processor setting aside a couple of tablespoons of shredded coconut.
  3. Drain the date/fig water into a cup, add the dates to the processor and blend all ingredients until you have a nice, smooth texture.
  4. If the mixture’s too dry, add a couple of tablespoons of the water the dates were soaked in.
  5. Let the mixture sit for 5 – 10 minutes, then turn out onto butchers or waxed paper and roll into bite sized balls.
  6. Roll the balls in the remaining coconut to coat.
  7. Place the balls on a ceramic plate and refrigerate for 1 – 2 hours before serving.
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About Lorna Kring

Recently retired as a costume specialist in the TV and film industry, Lorna now enjoys blogging on contemporary lifestyle themes. A bit daft about the garden, she’s particularly obsessed with organic tomatoes and herbs, and delights in breaking bread with family and friends.

26 thoughts on “Cacao Bliss Balls: Tasty and Nutritious”

  1. Chocolate and coconut, a very awesome combination. These things will ‘sell like hotcakes’ when my children find out about them. This is the perfect dessert menu item, and it’s mostly healthy too.

  2. This might be a really dumb question but what’s the biggest difference between figs or dates?

    This looks really delicious, by the way, and chocolate is SUCH a great combination with coconut! Plus I heard there’s a lot of good nutritious things about coconuts so I’ve been meaning to try to eat more things with coconuts in it. Thank you for sharing the recipe, I can’t wait to try it this weekend 🙂

    • No dumb questions tangela21. Both figs and dates are highly nutritious fruits, loaded with vitamins and minerals. And both are native to the Middle East/Mediterranean regions, now also grown in the southwest US.

      Dates are grown on tall date palm trees, while figs grow on woody fruit trees which are members of the Mulberry family.

      Figs are round and soft, filled with tiny seeds and are delicious fresh or dried.

      Dates are oblong in shape and super sweet – they’re most commonly eaten dried.

      I hope you enjoy the recipe – let us know what you think or give it a share if you’re really impressed!

  3. One of the most often made delicacies in this part of the wold. Unbelievably easy to make and they are absolutely delicious. Only bad side to them is you just can’t stop eating them.

    • That’s a winning recipe Cmok, delicious and easy to make. But I know what you mean about not being able to stop… and it’s so hard to hide them on yourself!

  4. What a great recipe and I love the fact you say they are healthy fats, as people forget we do need fats in our diet. I like the idea of adding chia seeds as I do think they make them seem healthier too. As a chocoholic I may roll mine in chocolate flakes instead of coconut though!

    • Hello there fellow chocoholic…thank you for that amazing idea there… i ought to try it out one of these fine days…but i think i’ll begin with the article’s recipe then next time carry out your recipe or perhaps i could work my way round a combo 😉

    • Hey Bella, the chia seeds would certainly add some health benefits. If you try them in this recipe, let me know how it turns out. I’d be interested in hearing your results. Thanks!

  5. Someone is really pushing the right buttons here… i love everything this article has to offer.. if i have the permission to do so, the page has been bookmarked..my mouth slavers at the sight of that wonderful presentation…no worries, just minor side-effects of a sweet tooth 😉 .

      • Well, this chocoholic can get a bit selfish when it comes to all matters sweet tooth rendered stuff…i just hope when i go all out and make these cute, delicious, tasty and nutritious cacao balls, i’ll have the humble decency to invite a friend or two for a tasting session 😉

  6. These little treats do look delicious and I love the way they incorporate dates. Dates are a fruit after all and we need to eat more fruit, right? So I think I’ll start with a batch of these!

    • Oh, absolutely, I’m sure these would count as a serving of fruit!! At least, that’s how this chocoholic likes to think…

  7. This is almost identical to my grandmother’s famous “Snow Ball” recipe. The only exception being that she doesn’t use dates or almonds. They are absolutely delicious, and I can only imaging that these are just as tasty! I love that you don’t have to bake them or anything, just need to let them chill. I always make my grandmother’s recipe when I go camping. I just bring all the ingredients pre-measured in separate bags and combine them when I want them over the trip. Just an hour or so in the cooler after and they are good to go!

  8. I have such a rush of excitement when I come upon a recipe that has dates in it. I absolutely love using dates and figs in recipes. Nothing is better than a recipe that doesn’t require cooking & it’s even better when it’s healthy. I’d rather feed this to my friends, family, & children than the no bake cookie.

  9. I love this recipe, I simply love it! It’s awesome and refreshing to find recipes that don’t require any baking. This one sounds yummy, but the best of it is that’s really simple and everyone probably already has all the ingredients at home right now. No need to go out to the grocery to buy expensive stuff to make these.

    I also love the fact that my kids can be involved in the making of these delicious balls. My children always want to be part of the cooking process, but sometimes recipes are too complicated. This is perfect to spend an afternoon with the whole family sharing a nice time. Also sounds like a great Christmas dessert recipe!

  10. This bliss ball recipe sounds fresh and delightful! I like the idea of using figs as a change from dates. The texture must be a big part of the magic: crunchy, silky, and chewy! Just reading the blend of flavours makes me salivate: sweet, nutty and coconut-y, choclate-y, and salty! I love bliss balls because of the variety one little ball holds in it! Thank you for this recipe post!

    • You hit the texture nail on the head for figs blazeC, they add a wonderful element of crunch! Hope you enjoy the recipe.

  11. These seem like and awesome dessert when trying to stick to an exercise and diet regimen. Dessert cravings are what I find to be most difficult when I want to be healthy. The healthy fats in this dish and the protein from the nuts would make it a guilt free treat assuming that I don’t eat the whole batch in one go haha!

  12. I love these treats! I’m not into shredded coconut, and I’m happy to report these are amazing even without it. These are perfect for no-added-sugar diets – thanks for sharing this!

  13. Dear Lorna,
    Thank you for teaching me a terrific new word- SLAVERING.
    You are truly inspirational and a fancy lady.
    Bless you,
    Kimberly

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