Often in the weekend I’ll make a batch of bliss balls to have over the next week or so for a healthier sweet treat. This recipe for chocolate oat and almond bliss balls is one of my older recipes I’ve been using again. Oats, almonds, pumpkin seeds, dates and chocolate combine to make a yummy healthier sweet treat. This is a super simple recipe too, just chuck it all in the food processor and blend away. Quick, easy and delicious.
Chocolate Oat and Almond Bliss Balls
Makes 22 balls
1/2 cup of dates + boiling water
1 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup almonds
1/3 cup pumpkin seeds (or sunflower seeds)
1/4 cup coconut
1 tablespoon cocoa
6 pieces of dark chocolate
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
1 teaspoon honey
2 teaspoons coconut oil, melted
Soak the dates in boiling water for 15 minutes. Drain and set aside.
Blend the almonds in a food processor until they are cut up into small pieces. Add the remaining ingredients, including the dates. Pulse the ingredients until combined. You may need to stop the food processor and push the ingredients down from the sides with a spatula.
Squeeze a spoonful of ingredients together in your hand and push firmly into a ball shape. You can either roll these in extra coconut or leave as is.
Store in the fridge and enjoy for a delicious, tasty snack.