Bliss Balls

Bliss balls

Quite simply if you don’t have time to faff around making breakfast or you need something to give you a boost when you’re on the move – these little bliss balls are amazing.

I’ve made a huge batch up for breakfast the rest of the week because I know it’s a busy one and without them I’ll end up living on coffee or air so they really are the perfect busy girl solution.

These little balls of goodness are great because they’re no fuss, no baking, no long winded prep. It’s simply a case of whizzing up the dates and dumping them in the bowl with the rest of the mixture. What more could you want? Oh yeah and numerous health benefits as they are full of protein, fibre and vitamins and minerals that will leave you feeling full all morning, give you a big, old energy boost and they’re super easy to transport so great for taking to work.

This recipe makes 12 large balls

What you need to make the bliss balls:

  • 2c of pitted dates (I use medjool and it works out about 14/15 dates)
  • 1/4c warm water (to start with)
  • 3/4c oats
  • 1/2c coconut flakes (you’ll need a bit more for rolling)
  • 1/4c sesame seeds
  • 1/4c chopped almonds
  • 1/4c chia seeds


Add your dates and the 1/4 cup of warm water to a food processor and
blend to make a paste.

Add this paste to a bowl and add all the other ingredients.

You may find that you need to add some more water at this point because the mixture maybe dry (depends on the dates) so keep adding small amounts of water (a tablespoon at a time max) until the mixture starts to bind together. It can be a bit dry as when you roll it, it will stick together.

Next shape the balls, and roll in the coconut flakes you’ve set aside.

Enjoy x

Author: Rachael

I'm a journalist and creative consultant. I write about how busy women (just like you) can live, work and eat - better.

26 thoughts on “Bliss Balls”

  1. I don’t like dates but I wonder can this recipe be done using any other fruit as the other ingredients sound yummy. Love the idea of grabbing one of these first thing in the morning.

  2. I really need to start making things like this that would be a healthy and nutritious snack for me… it’s too easy to jump at the biscuit tin! H x

  3. These sound interesting. I don’t normally eat dates but I don’t dislike them so I would be happy to give these a go.

  4. I’ve been thinking of making something this as I’ve seen quite a few recipes for them doing the rounds! X

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