Chocolate Bliss Balls

Chocolate Bliss Balls- An Apple a Day

These Chocolate Bliss Balls are both gluten and dairy free, contain the nutrient rich cacao and they are sweetened with the natural goodness of dates (no added sugar!!). They are simple and easy to prepare, and best of all… they are DELICIOUS!


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Bliss balls - An Apple a Day - Alyse Co-cliff

Chocolate Bliss Balls


  • 250g / 2 Cups Cups of Cashews
  • 20g / 2 heaped tbsp of cacao
  • 50g / 2 generous tbsp of Coconut Oil – I use Loving Earth (it tastes amazing)
  • 7 fresh organic dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut for rolling


  1. Combine all ingredients (minus desiccated coconut) in the food processor and blend until combined. Mixture should resemble a moist granular texture that binds together well when rolled into balls.
  2. Pour desiccated coconut on a large plate or flat surface.
  3. Roll mixture into bite-sized balls, before rolling in desiccated coconut to coat.
  4. Place completed balls in the fridge for approximately 15 minutes. This will set the coconut oil.


These delicious Energy balls store in the fridge for 2-3 days in a sealed container. Perfect as a kitchen activity for children.  Feel free to substitute cashews for other varieties of nuts. I often alternate between Walnuts and Cashews just to change things up. Enjoy!

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I’m a qualified Nutritionist who believes an evidence-based approach to modern nutrition is severely under-rated. Patients are so often left in the dark when it comes to health-care and as a firm believer in the old saying “knowledge is power”, my ultimate goal is to provide my readers, students and patients with clear and actionable advice that ultimately helps you reach your full potential.


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