These bliss balls are quick, so easy and tasty! They take only a few minutes to make. These little energy bites are loaded with nutrients and vitamins, but they taste like brownie bites. Both kids and adults love this recipe. Great for a grab and go breakfast, afternoon snack or healthy dessert!

Bliss balls with chocolate chips.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • These bliss balls are so quick and easy.
  • They take less than 10 minutes to make.
  • They are loaded with vitamins and nutrients.
  • This recipe calls for only 6 ingredients.
  • They are versatile and great for any time of the day.
  • Both adults and kids love them!
  • This recipe is Paleo, gluten free, dairy free, Vegan, and easily made refined sugar free.
  • Check out these Vegan Double Chocolate Truffles for another fun recipe.

Ingredients & Substitutions

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for bliss balls. Scroll down to the recipe card for full ingredients list and instructions.

Any type of nuts work well in this recipe. I highly recommend using softer nuts such as cashews, walnuts and pecans. Almonds can be tough to process until fine and crumbly. Lastly, the texture of the nuts is not meant to be detectable.

Pitted dates add the fudge like texture. They also help bind these bites together. There are no substitutions for dates in this recipe.

Cocoa powder helps these bites taste like brownie balls! They are chocolaty and delicious.

A little vanilla extract adds some great flavor. It can be easily omitted if needed.

Room temperature coconut oil adds some heart healthy fats. In addition, it helps keep these balls together. Use refined coconut oil for a neutral taste. Feel free to substitute a nut butter for added flavor.

Mini chocolate chips add some sweetness and fun! Feel free to use regular sized chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, or chocolate chunks if desired. For a lower sugar option, feel free to omit entirely.

Chocolate chips with dates.

What are Bliss Balls?

Bliss balls are energy or protein balls that are raw. They are usually loaded with superfoods, healthy ingredients and nutrients.

These bliss balls are quick, easy, no bake and healthy. They can be be mixed and matched many different ways.

These energy bites are great for quick and easy snacks or grab and go breakfasts. Both children and adults love them!

Health Benefits

There are many health benefits!

The nuts add heart healthy fats. Walnuts in particular are high in antioxidants. This plant based source of protein is also high in omega 3s.

Cashews are another great option. This nut is high in manganese, magnesium, and copper. In addition, cashews are full of unsaturated fats, which benefits heart health.

Pecans are another great option for this recipe. Touted as a heart healthy food by the American Heart Association, these nuts are loaded with nutrients. They are high in vitamins and plant based protein.

Dates are high in fiber! This dried fruit contains healthy carbohydrates. In addition, dates add natural sweetness.

Lastly, coconut oil is high in MCTs, or medium chain triglycerides. MCTs can provide a quick boost of energy, making coconut oil popular for athletes.

Taste & Texture

These bliss balls are a little nutty, chocolaty and just slightly sweet. They do not taste as sweet as dessert.

Their texture is a little creamy, dense and thick. Due to the dates, they are very slightly sticky.

How to Make

Step 1

First, add nuts to a food processor. Process until fine and crumbly, about 1 minute.

Walnuts in food processor.

Step 2

Then, add in all remaining ingredients except mini chocolate chips to food processor. Process until combined, about 1 minute.

Step 3

Stir in mini chocolate chips.

Mini chocolate chips in blender

Step 4

Then, use hands to roll mixture into 1 tablespoon sized balls. Place on parchment lined pan.

Chocolate bliss balls on pan

Step 5

Finally, serve immediately or refrigerate until serving.

Expert Tips & Tricks

For best results, use walnuts, cashews, pecans or some combination of those. They are softer nuts and blend easily. I do not recommend using almonds or peanuts.

Pit the dates.

The mixture will look crumbly, but easily sticks together.

Feel free to add in a drizzle of maple syrup or honey for a sweeter version. These are not overly sweet as written.

Bliss balls with chocolate

Flavor Variations & Add Ins

Consider adding in these ingredients.

Drop of mint extract

Dried cranberries

White chocolate chips

Raisins

Coconut flakes

Drizzle of maple syrup or honey

Chia seeds

Flax seeds

Dash of cinnamon

Dash of nutmeg

How to Serve & Store

Serve bliss balls after making them. They are great fresh or chilled.

They pair well with a smoothie for breakfast or coffee for snacks.

Store in the fridge for up to 10 days.

Alternatively, store in the freezer for up to 2 months. Thaw slightly before eating.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are bliss balls good for you?

Yes, bliss balls can be good for you. Depending on the ingredients used, they can be healthy.

What are they made of?

They are made of nuts, dates, cocoa powder, vanilla extract and coconut oil.

Are energy balls healthy?

Yes, energy balls are typically healthy. It depends on the ingredients.

Can I make them nut free?

Sure! Replace nuts with sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds.

Can I freeze them?

Yes! Freeze for up to 2 months. They will become very firm, so thaw slightly before eating.

Bliss balls with chocolate

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Bliss balls with chocolate chips.

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These bliss balls are quick, easy and healthy! They are great as a grab and go breakfast, snack or even dessert. These bites are loaded with nutrients, vitamins and they are so delicious!
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

Instructions 

  • First, add nuts to a food processor. Process until fine and crumbly, about 1 minute.
  • Then, add in all remaining ingredients except mini chocolate chips to food processor. Process until combined, about 1 minute.
  • Stir in mini chocolate chips.
  • Then, use hands to roll mixture into 1 tablespoon sized balls. Place on parchment lined pan.
  • Finally, serve immediately or refrigerate until serving.

Notes

  • Any type of nuts will work!  I prefer softer nuts such as cashews, pecans and walnuts.  Almonds are a little too firm for this recipe.
  • Use pitted dates or pit the dates before processing.
  • The mixture will look crumbly, but it will stick together easily.
  • Feel free to garnish with a pinch of sea salt or coconut flakes.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days.
  • Refrigerate for up to 1 week.
  • Freeze for up to 2 months.
Calories: 125kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 5mg, Potassium: 154mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 12IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 19mg, Iron: 1mg

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