If you’re looking for a healthy and sweet treat for yourself or your kids, then look no further. These decadent Chocolate Fudge Bliss Balls are great for an on the go snack or as a lunch box filler. It is nut-free so they are school lunchbox friendly and allergy-friendly as well. Refined sugar-free and vegan. It ticks all the boxes, but most importantly, it is so easy to make.
This is so easy yo make and totally something you could make with the kids. They will love rolling the balls and dipping it into the coconut.
These are great to prepare ahead of time and pop them into the fridge for the lunch boxes the next day. Simply soak the dates in some warm water while you pull the food processor out of the cupboard and prepare the rest of the ingredients. Once the dates are soft, it takes a few minutes to process the ingredients and then simply roll them into balls. It couldn’t get any simpler.
The star of the recipe is the dates. They are rich in various vitamins and minerals, not to mention they are a fantastic source of energy and fiber. Dates contain calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and zinc and are great for muscle development. If you have a fussy eater, these energy balls are a great way to add some nutrition into your child’s diet.
If you are avoiding oats for any particular reason, you can most definitely substitute it with almonds or cashews without any trouble.
The orange juice is not a must. You can use the water from soaking the dates. It is just to add a little moisture to the bliss ball.
Some tips you might find useful.
This really is as easy and as straight-forward as it comes, but here are a few little tips.
- Check to make sure the stone has been removed from the dates before adding them to the food processor. Sometimes gets missed and it can damage the blades.
- If you find the consistency a little dry, you can simply add some form of liquid, such as orange juice or the water used to soak the dates. Be careful not to add too much liquid at a time, 1 tablespoon should suffice. Generally, you will know its ready when the dough forms a clump in the processor.
- If you don’t want to use desiccated coconut to coat the bliss ball, you could try crushed peanuts, freeze dried raspberries, melted chocolate, crushed pistachios, etc. Be creative, have fun and make it your own.
Please let me know if you tried it and what you thought of it.
Chocolate Fudge Bliss Balls
- 1 cup Dates (soaked until soft)
- 1/2 cup Oats
- 1/2 cup Desiccated coconut (Shredded or Fine)
- 1/4 cup Desiccated coconut (optional garnish)
- 1/4 cup Cocoa
- 1 tbsp Orange Juice (Can use the water from the soaked dates)
- Soak the dates in warm water until soft. Make sure all the pits are removed before adding them to the food processor.
- Add the dates to a food processor and pulse until the dates are finely sliced.
- Add the rest of the ingredients to the food processor and blend until it forms into a clump. You may need to stop halfway through and scrape down the sides.
- Once it forms a clump in the processor, roll the mixture into small balls and coat with some more desiccated coconut for decoration.
- Store in the fridge for roughly 3 to 4 days.