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Basic Bliss Balls

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Author My Little Larder


  • 2 cups 350g/14oz whole raw almonds
  • 350 g/12oz fresh Medjool dates approx 20 dates
  • 2/3 cup raw cacao or cocoa powder, plus extra for dusting


  1. Place almonds in a food processor and pulse for approximately 1 minute or until the almonds resemble bread crumbs.
  2. Add the dates and cacao powder and process until the mixture is moist and starts clumping together.
  3. Using your hands roll into balls and dust with a generous amount of cacao powder. I like to make my bliss balls about 1 tablespoon in size which is perfect for children but feel free to make them bigger or smaller, whatever takes your fancy.

Recipe Notes

1. I normally dust my bliss balls in cacao powder but they are also delicious rolled in ground almonds. Just add an extra 1/2 cup of almonds when you’re blitzing them at the start then reserve it before add the dates and cacao.
2. These bliss balls are delicious as is but you can also experiment by adding other flavours such as peppermint or vanilla extract, espresso powder or substitute other nuts such as walnuts, hazelnuts or pecans.
3. If you are feeling super lazy then you can always substitute the whole almonds for almond meal/flour but I do think it tastes better if you process the almonds yourself.
4. Make sure you use the juicy, fresh Medjool dates that are found in the fresh fruit and vegetable section of the supermarket. They are more expensive than the dried ones in the baking aisle but a little goes a long way and the others are far too dry for this recipe.