To be honest I have no idea If I should call these energy balls, date balls, bliss balls or something completely different. There are lots of names for these tasty little balls. What I do know though, is these Cherry Coconut Chocolate Bliss Balls are addictive, made with whole ingredients so they are packed full of nutrition, slightly sweet, provide you with energy, portable and no chopping or baking is required to make them! Sounding pretty alright, huh? Did I mention it takes just minutes to make these?
I had originally wanted to recreate the flavour of Cherry Ripe for these Cherry Coconut Chocolate Bliss Balls (if you don’t know what cherry ripes are, 1. I feel bad for you, you must try and 2. It’s a chocolate bar that is filled with a cherry and coconut centre that is slightly chewy and coated in a chocolate ganache, I love all three of these). The cherries I got were dried sour cherries and a lot more sour than I was expecting, you still get a cherry flavour in these bliss balls just not as noticeable as in a cherry ripe, so if you’ve never tried cherry ripes forget I even said anything.
What’s in these Cherry Coconut Chocolate Bliss Balls that makes them so good?
Ingredients for these balls are real simple and real wholesome, just how I like it.
Almonds, dried cherries, dates, cacao powder, shredded coconut, almond or really any type of nut butter, maple syrup, vanilla and salt. That’s all, most of these ingredients you should have in your cupboard. Whizz all the ingredients up in a food processor, roll into balls and finish by rolling in coconut. Couldn’t be easier, tastier or healthier. You got Z E R O excuses not to make these. Don’t be confined to your shackles though my friends, you can break free and create all kinds of flavours and combos. Use any kind of nut and dried fruit you like.
Some people tend to have a problem with dates in their balls, maybe the sugar content (it’s natural)? Idk, I love dates and snack on them as is. If you’ve got some kinda beef with dates (now you got it with me too, congrats) you can omit them and add a little extra nut butter or even water but I like the flavour and texture dates give the balls, it’s like a soft fudgy cake.
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Other vegan treats you might enjoy:
- Thai Coconut Black Rice Pudding – refreshing and bursting with tropical flavours. Taste like summer
- Carrot Cake Baked Oats – thick, gooey chewy oats mixed with the flavours of carrot cake topped with a cream cheese dressing. Healthy baked oats that taste like dessert!
- Chocolate Chia Pudding Parfait – loaded with creamy coconut, rich chocolate, crunchy granola and fresh tart berries.
Vegan Cherry Coconut Chocolate Bliss Balls that take less than 10 minutes to make, made from whole ingredients are super fudgy and packed full of chocolatey/coconutty/cherry flavours. Taste incredible and provide you with lots of energy. Eat for a snack or dessert. Whats not to love?
- 1 cup almonds
- 1 cup dried sour cherries
- 3 medjool dates pitted
- 1/4 cup cacao powder
- 1/2 cup desiccated coconut extra for rolling
- 1/4 cup almond butter
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla paste
Add all the ingredients into a food processor and blend until chunky mixture. Grab golf-sized pieces of the mixture and shape into balls. Roll in coconut and let chill 30 minutes before eating – optional but recommended for texture.
Calories are a rough estimate done by an online calculator and may not be fully correct
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