Snack Happy With Bliss Balls:

by Carole Bourne

What a better way to be kinder to yourself  than by snacking happy.  Treats that are deeply nourishing and more importantly bring an instant smile to your face.

I just happen to believe that bliss balls are the healthiest and yummiest snacks in the whole wide world.

Bliss balls are easy to make (I promise)

There’s no cooking, no fussing and no lengthy preparation time.  They are literally a no brainer.  Children could even make them.

Simply throw your ingredients into the blender, wiz away and then roll into balls.  Some bliss ball recipes don’t even use a blender – simply chop, mix and roll.

Recipe One:  Chocolate (cacoa) and Cashew Bliss Ball:
1/2 to 1 cup of cashews blended until smooth ( or you can cheat and buy cashew butter)

2 tablespoons of honey or rice syrup

1 tspn vanilla extract

4 – 8 dates (to your taste)

2 tablespoons organic cacoa

Optional: roll in coconut

Recipe two:  Coconut and Almond Bliss ball:

1 cup of raw almonds (soaked first and then finely chopped or switch for ground almond meal)

1/2 cup of sunflower kernels

A small handful of pitted dates

A small handful of sultanas

2 – 4 tablespoons of honey

Roll in desiccated coconut (what the heck, add some coconut into the bliss ball as well)

Recipe three:  Sesame Bliss Balls:

I borrowed this recipe from Deepak Chopra’s newsletter. Deepak explains that the sesame bliss balls promote a healthy digestion and purify the body – mind.

1 cup toasted sesame seeds
½ cup golden raisins or regular raisins
2 teaspoons ground ginger powder
2 inches fresh ginger root, peeled and chopped
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1½ teaspoons ground cardamon
2½ tablespoons ghee (clarified butter) (I use and prefer ghee most of the time for my cooking)

Recipe four:  Tahini  Bliss balls:

These are one of my favourites bliss balls with a rougher surface.  The best part is no blender.

1 cup of rolled oats

1/2 cup of tahini

1/2 cup of chopped walnuts

2 – 4 tablespoons of honey

My Secret To Yummy Bliss Balls:

Quality ingredients. Quality ingredients. Quality ingredients

Organic is best with pesticide free being second best. The taste is better and the nutritional value higher.


{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Sarah September 12, 2008 at 8:36 pm

Wow – Thanks for tweeting that one. I am printing off this post now! What a great idea. I used to buy the dates version of these at the health food store and hadn’t found any lately.


sarah July 8, 2009 at 2:02 pm

i just want raw chocolate gogi berry bliss balls. can anyone give me a recipe? SPAM NOT APPRECIATED. RECIPE APPRECIATED.


abhay charan dasa August 25, 2009 at 7:07 am

Great reciepes. thanks a bunch for em.

Can you please tell me what is the average cost for a batch of bliss balls.

I am budgeting for a party, tight purse.

Thanks in advance.

No spam please.


Carole Fogarty August 25, 2009 at 9:55 am


I buy all organic so probably not the most cost effective way to cook for a party.

I’m also in Australia so the costs will be different depending on what part of the world you are from.

Perhaps you could just test run a small batch for the party – cost wise.

Sorry I couldn’t help any more.


Heidi - Apples Under My Bed September 26, 2010 at 11:44 pm

These look sublime! I esp love the sound of the coconut almond ones and the sesame ones! Thanks for the recipes 🙂
Heidi xo


Jen December 16, 2011 at 9:32 am

Recipes look delicious, can’t wait to start making them. What’s the best way to store them and how long do they last for?


Carole Fogarty December 17, 2011 at 6:21 am

Hi Jen, Fridge is probably the best, depending on your climate. I personally never like to keep them more than 2 or 3 days. xx Carole


Miriam June 22, 2012 at 9:48 am

Just in case you weren’t aware – dates are totally loaded with sugars that cause bodily reactions just the same as eating spoonfuls of cane sugar.


Amy October 15, 2013 at 10:27 pm

How many does the recipe make on average?


Rose Thomas November 24, 2013 at 11:26 pm

Iam going to try them now, thank you


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