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Monday, 3 October 2022

Recipe: Choc bliss balls

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Choc bliss balls that’ll satisfy your sweet tooth AND they’re packed with antioxidants? We’ll take twenty*.

Cacao contains flavonoids, which has been proven to lower blood pressure and improve blood flow to the brain and heart. Almonds are high in healthy fats, vitamin E, magnesium and so much more. With their powers combined, cacao and almonds pack a mighty nutrient punch in the form of these choc bliss balls.

They’ll satisfy your sweet tooth and keep you feeling fuller for longer, making them an ideal afternoon (or anytime) treat.

Makes: 20 | Prep time: 10 mins


  • 1/2 cup protein powder (whey or vegan)
  • 1 cup pitted Medjool dates or soaked dried dates*
  • 1 cup almonds
  • ¼ cup raw organic cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
  • 1 tbs coconut oil (or ¼ cup of reserved date water)
  • 1 tbs raw cacao nibs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbs nut butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 tbs tahini

*If you use dried dates, soak them in hot water for 5-10 minutes to soften, then drain. Keep some of the water to use to adjust bliss ball consistency.


  1. Blend almonds in a food processor for about 5 minutes
  2. Add dates, cacao, protein powder, coconut oil, vanilla, cinnamon, salt, tahini and cacao nibs and blend until the mixture starts to come together
  3. Roll mixture into bite-size balls and roll in desiccated coconut
  4. Refrigerate (can also be frozen)

Pro tip: double the mixture and freeze them to keep the bliss ball good times rolling.

*Okay, we won’t eat them all at once.

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