Healthy Chocolate and Coconut Bliss Balls

Lately I have been making loads of healthy bliss balls, I love having them in the fridge for those moments around 4pm when I feel like I need a snack.  One of these balls… ooh who am I kidding, two of these balls hit the spot and it’s all I need to make it through to dinner time.

Healthy Bliss Balls

Bliss balls are a raw snack filled with protein and energy, usually packed with dried fruits like medjool dates nuts and seeds.  I find them really easy to make, in fact it’s rolling the them into balls which takes the longest amount of time, all of 10 minutes mind you. Depending on my mood I will make them into little square bites, like my raw chocolate and coffee bites.

When you need a low-carb snack to nibble on-the-go, pack these bliss balls. Sweetened with medjool dates and coconut and full of almonds, hazelnuts and cacao, they’re a delightfully yummy option.

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Healthy Chocolate and Coconut Balls

  • Author: Katrina Springer
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 24 1x

Ingredients

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  • 2 cups medjool dates, seeds removed
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup hazelnuts
  • 1/3 cup cacao
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut

Instructions

  1. Add dates and nuts into a food processor, process on high speed for 20 seconds.
  2. Scrape down sides of bowl and add in cacao and coconut, process on full speed for 40-60 seconds or until mixture combines together (this may take a little while, keep blending until it happens).
  3. Roll into bite sized balls.
  4. Store in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Notes

These balls can be frozen and won’t take too long to defrost.

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41 comments

Lucy @ Bake Play Smile May 12, 2015 - 12:24 PM

Bliss balls are such a favourite in our house! I’m going to try your version next time… they sound like a little ferrero rocher. Yum!

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife May 12, 2015 - 1:59 PM

They are similar, Lucy. But oh my the Ferrero rocher ones are just amazing too!.:)

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Lisa | with a fork May 12, 2015 - 4:14 PM

oh my Kat these sound amazing!

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife May 18, 2015 - 11:56 AM

Lisa, they really are!.:) I find they are perfect for that 3pm snack craving i seem to get x

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KezUnprepared May 13, 2015 - 4:23 PM

I am so excited about this because I just bought a food processor – my husband is training for a charity bike ride and we’re all trying to be more healthy and fit.
I think these will be the perfect snack treats for when we need a little something. Definitely better than Tim Tams or my husband’s constant parade of lollies through this house haha.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife May 18, 2015 - 11:51 AM

These are amazing! So deliciously yummy and healthy too! You and hubby will love them.:)

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Aimee October 12, 2015 - 2:41 PM

Hi Katrina,

Do you use raw nuts for this recipe or do you recommend roasting them first?

Thanks!

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Kate - Kat's Assistant October 13, 2015 - 9:08 AM

Hi Aimee, i use raw nuts but they would also be very nice roasted too.

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Maria Teup January 27, 2016 - 7:31 PM

I have shredded coconuts are these the same as dessicated coconut? This one else has loads of sugar ?

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife January 28, 2016 - 10:21 AM

If you can blitz your coconut in the food processor for just a second to reduce the size it will be just like dessicated coconut, dessicated is just a little finer than shredded. Hope you enjoy it 🙂

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susan April 11, 2016 - 2:48 PM

hi, any chance you can recommend a food processor that is capable of doing dates, nuts etc for bliss balls? mine just failed unfortunately

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife April 11, 2016 - 3:11 PM

Hi Susan, I use my thermomix as a processor. I have just asked the community on facebook for their advice, are you on facebook to see the answers?

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Megan June 11, 2016 - 2:56 PM

I made these and my dates had seeds in them 🙁 so I had to pick the big chunks of seed out so no one broke a tooth.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife June 13, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Ooh yes always remove seeds Megan. I have just edited the recipe to highlight this.

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Nancy Oar July 26, 2016 - 2:55 AM

Have never tried these until now. Wonderful, very satisfying and keeps me from wanting to snack even more. Thank You!

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Charmaine August 9, 2016 - 1:48 PM

These bliss balls look awesome. A colleague made some and shared at work this week. I am keen to try and make them too. Thanks for sharing Kat.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife August 11, 2016 - 9:50 AM

so glad you liked them and very lovely of your colleague to share my site with you!

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ronia August 19, 2016 - 3:10 AM

is there anything else you can put istead of dates ? as a replacement

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife August 20, 2016 - 3:05 PM

I’m actually unsure on that one Ronia, as dates are the base for most bliss balls, I don’t think there is an alternative to use, I wouldn’t think apricots would be the same.

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Kate Forbes September 5, 2016 - 3:27 PM

I made these using hazlenut and almond meal rather than the pure nuts however I found the mixture to be a little bit dry. Do you think if I use a meal, 1 cup of each is too much?

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife September 6, 2016 - 8:53 AM

I wouldn’t use meal as you still want a crunch of the nuts, sometimes it does depend on the dates, next time try adding in a tablespoon of coconut oil, this will help to bind it together.

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Nell November 17, 2016 - 11:42 PM

These look great, do you have the nutritional value per serve by any chance?

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Melody October 5, 2017 - 10:41 PM

I put them into my recipe maker. Here are the nutritional values:

33 balls
serving size – 1

calories – 98
fat – 6.7g
cholesterol – 0g
sodium – 1.5g
potassium – 140.6mg
carbs – 9.5g
fiber – 2g
sugars – 7.1
protein – 2.1g

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Brenda November 29, 2016 - 10:08 PM

Looking forward to making some of your ‘balls’ to take up to my son and daughter in law on Sunday.
Brenda

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Robin Barnes December 31, 2017 - 6:28 AM

Oh…my…heavenly…goodness! Just made these without hazelnut and they’re the best chocolate treat ever!! Once I find hazelnuts, look out!!

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Laura January 26, 2017 - 8:46 AM

What is the total carb count per ball?

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Cathy January 30, 2017 - 8:56 AM

Is it possible to add the calories, carbs, and other nutritional facts for these and other energy balls please.

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owen watson March 3, 2017 - 10:02 AM

Agree with Cathy Comment. Interested to know calorie and carb info.

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Brenda March 5, 2017 - 8:53 PM

Everybody loved them.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife March 9, 2017 - 12:01 AM

that’s fabulous to hear Brenda 🙂

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Lyne April 9, 2017 - 6:19 AM

I just made these and OMG these are so delicious! I was wondering if these can be frozen?

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Stormi Hill April 13, 2017 - 2:58 AM

What’s the nutrition facts?

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Doug April 24, 2017 - 12:37 PM

Just finished making this recipe for the first time and found mine didn’t have the same dark brown color shown in your photos. Any details on what kind of cacao you used? Thanks!

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Ilya May 20, 2017 - 4:51 PM

How can you call it low carb if it contains dates??

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Stephanie May 23, 2017 - 9:08 PM

Are you supposed to rehydrate the dates? Mine seemed a bit dry and hard to roll.

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Sarah May 31, 2018 - 7:16 PM

Can you eat them straight away?? How long in the fridge before eating them??

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife June 5, 2018 - 9:34 AM

You can definitely eat them straight away, they will just be soft instead of hard from being in the fridge 🙂

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Samantha P August 17, 2018 - 7:10 PM

Just made these today! I couldn’t find medjool dates at my local supermarket so I subbed with regular dates. Turned out a little crumbly so I added a tbs of coconut oil. Delicious – and that’s saying something as I normally have a HUGE sweet tooth!

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife August 20, 2018 - 10:43 AM

so glad to hear it! and thanks for letting me know about the substitution too ?

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georgie @ georgieeats August 21, 2018 - 7:20 AM

This looks utterly divine!! Thank you so much for the inspiration, I have added the ingredients to my shopping list… 100% making this this week!! x

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife August 22, 2018 - 9:13 AM

hope you enjoy them!

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