- Makes 15
- 15 minutes
- Difficulty Easy
- 5 Ingredients
These super simple Choc Mint Bliss Balls make perfect sweet treats for lunchboxes and are a great healthy snack for any time of day!
Bliss balls have had a recent surge of activity on the web – I don’t think anyone had heard of them before 2016 even!
The retail price in a bougie cafe is about $2-$5 for a single bliss ball, but you can easily make these bad boys at home in bulk for much cheaper. Bliss balls are a bite-size ball of goodness, essentially. They generally use all natural ingredients, low or no added sugar and the natural sweetness of their ingredients to make them sweet! With this recipe, as with many others, that sweet ingredient is dates. Bliss balls are so great because although they seem like a treat to the kids, they actually pack a lot of healthy ingredients, nutrients and other essentials into each bite! Many bliss balls are marketed as ‘protein’ bliss balls, because they add protein powder or nuts to the recipe to boost the protein content. If you’re vegetarian or vegan, or just need some more protein in your diet, getting your protein from a chocolatey, sweet bliss ball is just about the last place you’d expect, but that’s why they’re so sneakily good. Whatever ingredients you add to your bliss balls (like chocolate and mint for example) will mask the taste of any weird-tasting protein powder for the kids.
My favourite ones to make are carrot balls, which have apple in them as a sweetener, but bliss balls come in practically endless varieties! As long as you’ve got a strong food processor and some dates, you can make just about any kind of bliss ball you like. Of course, the best ones contain some kind of chocolate, and this recipe for Choc Mint uses raw cacao powder to achieve that taste of chocolatey delight.
Ingredients (makes 15 balls)
- 1 & 1/2 cups Pitted Dates
- 1/2 cup Oats
- 1/4 cup Raw Cacao Powder
- 2 teaspoons Peppermint extract
- 1 tablespoon Coconut Oil melted
- Place all ingredients into your food processor with a chopping blade installed.
- Blitz all ingredients until they form together into a dough like form. Usually about 2mins.
- Once combined take a tablespoon size amount of mixture (can be a smaller measure, it just depends on what size bliss ball you would like) and roll into a ball between the palms of your hands.
- Place in an airtight container and place in the fridge. Best enjoyed straight from the fridge but can be eaten as a lunchbox snack that is not cold.
These bliss balls are a favourite little snack of our 20 month old, perfect size for little hands and little mouths.What are your favourite kind of bliss balls to make? Tell us in the comments or contribute a recipe!