• Makes 12
  • 15 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 6 Ingredients

Lunch box friendly bliss balls that are packed full of healthy fibre to keep little bellies full.

Ingredients (makes 12 balls)

  • 1 cup dates
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • water


  1. Soak dates in warm water for 10 minutes.
  2. Drain water and combine ingredients in food processor until well combined. Add in water as needed, approximately 1/4 cup.
  3. Rolls into balls and roll in extra coconut if you wish. Pop into fridge or freezer to set.

Notes... They are simple to make and very budget friendly. Store them in the freezer and take them out as needed to pop into lunchboxes!
  • A great and healthy recipe, bliss balls are perfect snack size too!


  • i love bliss balls, so easy and quick to make and the perfect sized sweet treat! – Thank you for sharing your recipe


  • Bliss balls are lovely. Instead of oats I often use sunflower seeds (to keep it nut free for the lunch boxes) and I don’t add maple as dates are sweet enough.


  • We love bliss balls. These are a great one for the school lunch box


  • These are perfect and so tasty


  • Healthy and easy to make. Thank you.


  • Sounds like a lovely recipe to make


  • I adore maple syrup and bliss balls with sweet and delicious syrup is an absolute winner.


  • My daughter isn’t a fan of dried fruit. I wonder if she would like these? I must give them a try :)


  • They look like old-fashioned truffles but clearly a healthier option. Will try these.

    • I love truffles and bliss balls – all sweet treats.


  • I make an unhealthy version of this but I’d be keen to try these!


  • Did you use roasted oats for this recipe?


  • Great recipe and no sugar, hooray. Thanks so much for sharing this with us all.


  • Bliss Balls, are like having christmas every day of the year, a slight twig on rum balls, still taste great cheers Bob.


  • I made similar one last Christmas. It was a winner.


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