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Recipe: Chocolate Bliss Balls (vegan, paleo)

A quick and easy recipe (oh…healthy too!) with dates and nuts. Dip them in dark chocolate for an added touch. (as shown in the photo!) YUM!

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Perfect Sunday breakfast

Bliss balls are everywhere on health food blogs and in shops and they’re surprisingly easy to make! These ones have 100 calories each so provide a great afternoon pick me up/alternative to chocolate or crisps. You can add pretty much anything to them to your taste. Mine are dipped in dark chocolate and rolled in chia seeds but goji berries, sesame seeds, desiccated coconut or whatever else will work just as well.


  • 150g almonds
  • 100g walnuts
  • 250g chopped, pitted dates
  • 2 tbsp cocoa
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp water


  • Blend the nuts in a food processor
  • Add in the dates and mix again
  • Remove from processor and put into a large mixing bowl
  • Add the cocoa and the salt and mix
  • Add the water – the mixture needs to be sticky enough to be rolled (but not too sticky or it will be gross)

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About Tamara Hoerner (1349 Articles)
Welcome to The Purple Almond! My name is Tamara Hoerner. I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

7 Comments on Recipe: Chocolate Bliss Balls (vegan, paleo)

  1. I am a chocolate lover, but do not eat it often. This recipe looks wonderful. It uses REAL FOOD and satisfies taste without sacrificing quality.
    Great share!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Interesting recipe!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. yummm, have you made it more than once?


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