Nut Free Cacao Bliss Balls With Coconut Recipe

10 servings
10 min

These Nut Free Cacao Bliss Balls With Coconut are the perfect snack to keep the sweet cravings satisfied. They are also great lunch box snack idea that kids will love, to help keep their energy high for a big day of learning.

How To Make Cacao Bliss Balls

There is really nothing to it with making the coconut date balls, so long as you have a kitchen gadget that does most of the work for you!

All you need to do is add 1.5 cups of pitted dates, half a cup of desiccated coconut, 1 tablespoon of cacao powder, a pinch of salt and a quarter of a cup of mini dark chocolate chips into a food processor and process until you get a finely ground mixture.

Don’t have a food processor? A blender will work too.

Once your cacao protein balls mixture is ready, form into balls that are around 2.5cm in diameter.

Roll the nut free energy balls in extra coconut. Too easy!

Storing Cacao Bliss Balls

Keep your cacao bliss balls in an airtight container and store in the freezer.

We like eating them straight out of the freezer but you can wait a few minutes for them to soften if you prefer.

They also hold up surprisingly well in lunch boxes without falling apart, so they make great bento box ideas if you are stuck on how to add some extra protein.

Bliss Ball Recipe Variations

Like any good recipe, there are plenty of ways you can change up this nut-free cacao bliss ball recipe to suit the ingredients you have on hand already.

You can leave out the chocolate chips to make them dairy-free or switch them with milk or white chocolate for something different.

Not a fan of coconut? Leave it out and instead roll your balls in extra cacao powder instead.

Nut Free Cacao Bliss Balls With Coconut Recipe
Recipe details
  • 10  servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 10 min
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  • 1 ½ cups pitted dates
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • ¼ cup mini dark chocolate chips
  • Pinch of salt

Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until a smooth mixture forms.
Form mixture into balls around 2.5cm in diameter. 
Add extra coconut to a shallow bowl and roll fudge balls until lightly coated. 
Place in an airtight container and freeze.
  • You can skip the mini chocolate chips if you want to have a healthier alternative to these cacao balls, or substitute with milk or white chocolate if you prefer.
  • No cacao powder? Switch it out with cocoa powder instead.
Holly @ Simplify Create Inspire
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  • Debbie Debbie on Jan 06, 2022

    I fail to see how you consider this low sugar. Dates have 93 grams of sugar in one cup alone. Plus this also is high in carbs and calories.

    • Bus49638425 Bus49638425 on Jan 12, 2024

      If you compare it most regular candy these are low calories

  • Janet Dileonardo Janet Dileonardo on Jan 06, 2022

    How can they be low sugar if there’s 24 grams?? That’s high!!!