How to make simple bliss balls in just 5 minutes. These delicious (almost) raw energy balls are vegan, nut-free, gluten-free, and healthy. They can be rolled in desiccated coconut, maqui berry powder, or cocoa powder. A great snack with only 5 ingredients!
Bliss Balls – The Perfect Snack
I love to make bliss balls, as they are a great healthy snack and can be taken to work/school or on travels. I also call them “power balls” as I feel they deliver instant power when I eat them.
They contain only wholesome ingredients, healthy carbs, fats, and protein, no processed ingredients, and no refined sugar! These vegan bliss balls don’t require baking, and they can be made fully raw.
Healthy 5-Minute Energy Balls
I want to live a healthy lifestyle, that’s why I avoid processed food as much as possible and make all of my desserts myself. I have never seen a healthy dessert in a supermarket here, so I make my own cakes, cupcakes, raw cakes, crepes, brownies, pancakes, etc.
If you are new to making your own desserts and believe that it’s complicated to make a healthy treat, then try this easy bliss balls recipe.
It’s a perfect vegan snack for busy moms/families. And I promise your kids will love them!
At first, they will look like the balls in the next picture, pure without any coating. You can, of course, make them look fancy and roll them in cocoa powder, matcha powder, maqui berry powder, or even melted chocolate.
Just imagine eating delicious chocolate bliss balls, sounds amazing, right?! Or what about peanut butter bliss balls? Simply add some peanut butter to the dough and voilà (you will need to use more oats if you add peanut butter)!
I rolled the vegan bliss balls in shredded unsweetened coconut to make coconut bliss balls because I just love coconut! Use Medjool dates to make salted caramel bliss balls!
The Ingredients For These Vegan Bliss Balls
This bliss balls recipe contains only healthy ingredients:
- Dried mulberries – Mulberries are high in vitamin C, iron, and calcium. To learn more about the health benefits of mulberries, check out this informative article. If you don’t have mulberries, don’t worry! Leave them out and use 120 grams of dates (in total) and 130 grams of sunflower seeds in total (the other ingredients remain the same – see the recipe card below).
- Sunflower seeds – They contain lots of vitamin E, copper, vitamin B1, B3, B6, folate, magnesium, phosphorus, selenium, zinc, and protein.
- Dates – Dates will deliver instant energy as they contain healthy carbs and oats are high in Manganese. I used Deglet Nour dates, but Medjool dates are perfectly fine too.
- Oats – Use gluten-free, if needed. You can replace the oats with ground nuts or seeds of choice.
- Vanilla extract – For flavor
How To Make Bliss Balls
This is without a doubt one of the easiest recipes on my blog, as it contains only 5 ingredients, which just have to be processed in a food processor and rolled into balls between your hands. That’s it, you are done in 5 minutes.
First, process all ingredients except the dates and the vanilla extract in a food processor for about 10-20 seconds.
Add the dates and the vanilla extract, blend again until the mixture holds together when you press it between your fingers. If it’s too dry, add a few more dates.
Next, use about 1 tbsp (20 grams) of the mixture to roll a ball between your hands. Continue until no dough is left (the recipe makes about 12-14 balls).
Finally, roll the balls in desiccated coconut and enjoy!
Can You Make These Energy Balls Without Dates?
Absolutely! Simply use any other dried fruit instead, for example, dried figs, dried apricots, etc. I made apricot bliss balls once and loved the result!
Can You Leave Out The Mulberries?
Yes, you can. The dried mulberries add some sweetness, so you will need to increase the amount of dates (use 120 grams), but you will also need to add 60 grams more seeds or nuts (for a total of 130 grams).
Is It Possible To Freeze These Date Balls?
I often double the recipe and freeze leftovers in zip-lock bags! Let them thaw for about 30 minutes before you serve them.
Here is a version with maqui berry powder and cinnamon:
Other Simple Vegan Dessert Snacks
- Peanut Butter Truffles
- 3-Ingredient Coconut Balls
- Lemon Coconut Balls With Cranberries
- Keto Truffles
- Homemade Ferrero Rocher
- 2-Ingredient Condensed Milk Chocolate Truffles
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Vegan Bliss Balls
- Process all ingredients except the dates and the vanilla extract in a food processor for about 10-20 seconds.
- Add the dates and the vanilla extract, blend again until the mixture holds together when you press it between your fingers. If it's too dry, add a few more dates.
- Use about 1 tbsp (20 g) of the mixture to roll a ball between your hands. Continue until no dough is left (the recipe makes about 12-14 balls).
- I rolled the balls in desiccated coconut, but you can roll them in cocoa powder, matcha powder, powdered sugar, cinnamon, or maqui berry powder.
- Store in the fridge. Enjoy!
- Mulberries: Leave out the dried white mulberries and instead use 120 grams of dates (in total) and 130 grams of sunflower seeds in total (the other ingredients remain the same).
- Sunflower Seeds: You can use desiccated coconut (shredded unsweetened coconut) or almonds (or nuts of choice) instead.
- You can use other dried fruit such as dried figs, dried apricots, etc. instead of dates.
- Use ground nuts or seeds of choice instead of oats for a raw vegan version.
- The recipe makes about 12-14 bliss balls. Nutrition facts are for one bliss ball.
Nutrition information is an estimate and has been calculated automatically
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