Healthy Cacao, Coconut & Almond Bliss Balls
Recipe type: Confectionery
Serves: 12-16 depending on size
  • 8-12 Medjool or fresh Iranian dates (can go as low as 3 dates if you prefer)
  • 1/4 cup whole almonds
  • 1 cup almond meal (ground almonds)
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut, plus 1/3 cup extra for rolling (optional)
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil (can be added as solid or soft)
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  1. Place dates in a medium bowl and cover with water (if you don't have a good processor, you can also add the whole almonds in with them as well). Stand for 1 hour.
  2. Drain and discard the date seeds.
  3. Into a processor add the drained dates, whole almonds, ground almonds, shredded coconut, coconut oil, cacao powder and chia seeds until mixture comes together. Transfer to a bowl and stand for 20 minutes for chia seeds to soften.
  4. Roll level tablespoons of mixture into balls. Can roll them in the extra shredded coconut or sift cacao powder over top, like I did. Refrigerate to chill. Can be frozen for a month.
Recipe by The Kiwi Cook at