Little morsels of yumminess, bliss balls are the perfect snack for a morning or afternoon hit of sweetness. And if you choose the ingredients wisely, they’re also a blissful way to get an energy hit.

Using a mix of healthy fats and wholesome ingredients, bliss balls can be a healthy snack, in perfectly sized little portions.

What are bliss balls?

Bliss balls, which are sometimes called protein balls, donkey drops and even rum balls depending on their ingredients are a handy treat. When made with ingredients like nuts, nut butters, dates and other slow-release energy foods, they’re a fab snack for picking up energy levels before or after working out or after school.

When they’re a little on the naughtier side, they make absolutely perfect party snacks! But even the ‘healthy’ bliss balls taste delicious enough to be served up at a kids’ party – they’ll never know they don’t contain refined sugar!

Another great reason to whip up a batch of bliss balls is that they usually only contain a handful of ingredients. The longest part of the process is rolling the balls – which is something kids love to do.

Here are some of our favourite bliss ball recipes:

Chocolate Coconut Bliss Balls

These handy lunch box snacks pack a healthy fibre punch with dates, oats and maple syrup as the hero ingredients.

chocolate coconut bliss balls

Mixed Berry Raw Bliss Balls

Don’t let the fact that these are healthy bliss balls put you off. The taste is out of this world! Using mixed berries gives these little morsels of yummy a bright burst of natural colour.

Mixed Berry Raw Bliss Balls


Chocolate Tahini Bliss Balls

Wholesome ingredients like Tahini, quinoa flakes and almond meal make every bite of these bliss balls a delight for your tastebuds and your tummy.

Tahini Bliss Balls - @emsswanston (2) (2)

Batty Bliss Balls

Hello gorgeous Halloween snack! Even though these adorable little guys look like they’re full of chocolatey goodness, they’re full of great, slow-release energy ingredients like dates, nuts and chia seeds.

Halloween snacks Bat Bliss Balls snack

Rum Bliss Balls

If you decide to keep the alcohol in this recipe, it’s an adults only treat. Which isn’t actually a bad thing! A very traditional bliss ball recipe that’s been tried and tested by the MoM community!

Rum Balls rolled in coconut made using our Rum Balls Recipe

Peanut Butter Bliss Balls With Malt

Packed with nutty goodness and a hit of malt, these little bliss balls of goodness are the just the pick-me-up for the 3pm afternoon slump.

Peanut Butter Bliss Balls with Malt


Dairy And Nut Free Chocolate Bliss Balls

Delicious and free from dairy and nuts, these chocolate bliss balls are perfectly suited for schools and students who are nut-free. They’re also vegan and super simple to make.

Dairy and Nut Free Chocolate Bliss Balls


Date And Coconut Bliss Balls

Just four ingredients and bit of blitz and mix and hey presto, these healthy bliss balls are always a hit.

Date and coconut bliss balls recipe

Choc Mint Bliss Balls

With the power of potted dates and the punch of peppermint these delish balls of sweetness are just the ticket with a strong cuppa.

A stack of round chocolate and mint bliss balls.


Date And Almond Bliss Balls

This bliss ball recipe has a hint of honey and a smacking of tahini for a perfect flavour balance. Just try and stop at one!

Date and almond bliss balls

Vegan Chocolate Bliss Balls 

Nutritious, delicious and vegan – what more could you want in a bliss ball recipe? The addition of protein powder makes these perfect as a pre or post workout treat.

vegan protein balls

 Have you got a bliss balls recipe we should add to our list? Make sure you add yours here >> MoM Recipes.


  • Those bat bliss balls look super cute ready for Halloween ????


  • My teenagers would love these for school snacks :)


  • We have made this couple of times.So good kids love them.


  • Love all these recipes. Easy to make and yummy to eat. Kids love helping to make, and eat. Looks like we are going to be busy and will have some yummy lunch box snacks when school goes back. Thanks so much for sharing.


  • So many new ‘balls’ recipes to try. Always looking for new variations.


  • What a great bunch of bliss ball recipes: I will be trying the Peanut butter and mixed berry recipe.


  • These are great! So easy to make with simple ingredients. Sweet, savoury, healthy or decadent, something for everyone


  • Love bliss balls! So great to have on hand.
    Rolling them does take the most amount of time. Recently I’ve started not rolling them, and just putting the mixture into a square cake tin then in fridge. Cut into slices and done!
    Taste the same but great for if rolling takes too much time or is too fiddly.


  • I love the colour of the berry ones. Very appetising.


  • Always looking for new bliss balls recipes! They are so good to have ready in the fridge for a quick snack on the go. Although with 4 kids to get ready in the mornings, it’s usually my go-to breakfast!


  • My daughter always makes bliss balls. They are handy to have in the fridge for a quick, hunger-busting snack.


  • Yum, these are fantastic ideas- love the healthy ones, especially choc mint.


  • I love having bliss balls in the fridge for a quick snack. I have so many recipes on my instagram page, but these look delicious too

    • I agree – bliss balls are great for snack time.


  • Thanks for sharing…there are a few of these that I will definitely have to try out. I think I might try out the berry one first


  • Yum! All of these look so good!


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