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18 bliss balls to go crazy for at snack time

Healthy, delicious and filling – no wonder this super easy-to-make treats are some of our members’ most-searched-for recipes.

Bliss balls, also called protein balls or energy balls, are a healthy sweet treat that are super versatile. They are often filled with dates and nuts and a variety of other flavours can then be added like cocoa and coconut. If you are one of those people who enjoy something sweet after a meal or just looking for a energy packed snack, try some today!


Build your own bliss balls


This handy, healthy snack is great for when you’re on the go and can be tailored to suit any taste. Simply start with a base of your choice of nuts, then add your preferred flavour, sweetness and coating to create your own delicious bliss balls.



Step 1

Choose your favourite nut and/or nut meal (or a combination) as a base and add coconut and dates.


Step 2

Process your chosen base ingredients in a food processor until mixture forms a thick paste.


Step 3

Take 2 teaspoons of mixture, roll into a ball and place on a plate. Repeat with remaining mixture.


Step 4

Gently roll balls in your choice of coating, then cover and place in fridge until firm.


Healthy kitchen tip: Store bliss balls in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week, or freeze for up to 1 month.


Mix & match bliss balls

Makes 20-25 balls


Build a base. Process in a food processor until mixture forms a thick paste:

  • 100g nuts or nut meal (natural or toasted hazelnuts, almonds, cashews, pistachios, or a combination)
    OR
  • 50g desiccated coconut
    OR
  • 12 fresh dates, pitted


Boost the flavour. Flavour with one or more:

  • 1 tbs finely grated lemon or orange rind
    OR
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
    OR
  • 2 tbs cocoa powder


Add some sweetness. To make balls a little sweeter add:

  • 1 tbs maple syrup
    OR
  • 1tbs hazelnut spread
    OR
  • 1 tbs melted chocolate


Choose a topping. Roll 2 tsp mixture into a ball and coat in one of the following:

  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
    OR
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
    OR
  • 2 tbs desiccated coconut