Chocolate Almond Bliss Balls

Chocolate Almond Bliss Balls | Mama Papa BubbaOh my goodness…  Miss G is absolutely obsessed with these chocolate almond bliss balls.  Seriously.  She begs for them like they’re candy and when you give her one?  Her eyes light up like it’s Christmas morning.  I love them too – they’re delicious, easy to make, and make for a great portable snack to throw in my purse or into our carry-on when travelling.

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The best part is that they’re also super healthy.  Here’s everything you’ll need to make a batch of your own… Some dates {soaked in water if they’re not already soft}, raw almonds, some good cocoa powder, coconut {optional, but yummy}, and some vanilla.

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To make them, simply dump everything into a food processor…

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And blend it up until the mixture begins to come together.

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This is what it should look like when it’s ready.

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Then, take about a tablespoon of the mixture, give it a little squeeze in the palm of your hand, and roll it into a ball.

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The mixture is easy to work with and the balls form really easily, which is nice.  These were all made by Miss G.

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If you don’t eat them all in one sitting {totally what Grae would do if she had the chance}, they keep really well in a container or jar at room temperature.

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You can play with the recipe and add all kinds of fun things {oats, raisins, seeds, cinnamon, etc.}, but this is Miss G’s very favourite version…

 

Chocolate Almond Bliss Balls

  • approximately 12 regular dates soaked in boiling water for about 15 minutes (or about 8 big medjool dates – no need to soak these)
  • 1 cup of almonds (we use raw)
  • 2 tablespoons of good cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons of unsweetened coconut
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla

Drain the dates if soaking.  Remove the pits.  Place all ingredients into a food processor and blend until the mixture begins to come together in a ball.  Scoop out about a tablespoon of the mixture at a time, giving it a small squeeze before rolling it into a ball.  Repeat until done.  Store bliss balls in an airtight container or jar at room temperature.

Enjoy!

 
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8 thoughts on “Chocolate Almond Bliss Balls

    1. I don’t, unfortunately, Deborah! Is there a site where you can put the ingredients into to figure it out? If so, this recipe makes approximately 12 to 14 balls. 🙂

      1. I use the My Fitness Pal app to figure out nutritional values of recipes (my daughter has diabetes and we have to calculate the carbs in everything). If I end up making these (and chances are I will, they sound fantastic!) I’ll let you know…

  1. Have you tried any combinations without almonds. I’d love to make something like this for morning snack time at school but its a nut free zone. Any suggestions to replace the almonds that you may have tried?

      1. I know I’m way late to the party here, but I just did a nut free version for school and they turned out great! I replaced the almonds with 1/2 cup hemp hearts and 1/2 cup rolled oats. Everything else the same. Still really yummy!

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