Bliss balls are a super quick and easy treat to whip up when you’re short of time. I don’t even roll the mixture into balls when time is short. I just whack the mixture into a small glass dish and press it flat. Then I cut it up later.

These bliss balls have a mild minty flavour and are great with a cuppa. They’re also nut free so great in kids lunchboxes. I recommend organic coconut that’s preservative free. If you only have shredded coconut or coconut chips feel free to use that too, you’ll just need to blitz it a bit longer in the food processor.

For a bit of variety, you could also roll these balls in desiccated coconut or even a quality drinking chocolate.




¾ cup (95g) cacao nibs

1 tbsp chia seeds

1½ cups (130g) desiccated coconut

2 tbsps cacao powder

Pinch of salt

2 tbsps thick coconut cream

12 large fresh medjool dates, pitted

4 drops edible peppermint oil / peppermint extract (or to taste)


  • Grind chia seeds and cacao nibs together in a food processor until fine
  • Add the other ingredients and blitz for 1 minute or until comes together
  • Roll into balls, or you could press into in a slice pan and cut up later
  • Place in the fridge until ready to serve


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