These healthy bliss balls are full of protein, fiber, and vitamins that make them a perfect snack. They’re easy to make, and you can customize them with your favorite flavors and toppings. The combination of pistachios, dates, matcha powder, coconut oil, shredded coconut, and pomegranate seeds creates a delicious, balanced snack that’s sure to satisfy any craving!
Why this bliss ball recipe works
These bliss balls are a great way to enjoy a small sweet treat without feeling guilty!
Nuts and seeds are a great addition to a vegan diet or for anyone looking to eat healthier since they provide numerous health benefits.
The pistachios and dates make up the base of these delicious teen-tiny little bites and are high in fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins. Matcha powder adds an energizing boost that helps you stay fuelled throughout the day. Coconut oil gives an extra creaminess while also adding healthy fats. Finally, shredded coconut and pomegranate seeds add a nutritious boost of flavor as well as crunchiness. The green color in these energy balls is from the pistachios and matcha green tea powder. The balls are covered with unsweetened shredded coconut and garnished with pomegranate seeds. Obviously, they taste delicious and have a lovely look!
All of this makes for a perfect treat to indulge in!
This bliss ball recipe is very easy and quick. In 25 minutes, you can have this sweet treat ready for your guests (or just for yourself!). You can also use them as a gift to give someone you love - homemade edible gifts are the best.
Tips for making the best bliss balls
Here are some of the best tips for making these sweet vegan bliss balls...
If you find the date, maple syrup and pistachio base too sweet, add a few teaspoons of cocoa powder to balance out the sweetness. Or you can add a bit less maple syrup by your taste. If you add cocoa powder the outcome color will be less greener.
Make them your own
Feel free to add any type of nut or seed that you have on hand. You can also use different types of dried fruit, like cranberries, apricots, and figs.
Keep them in the fridge
These bliss balls taste best when kept chilled in the refrigerator until you’re ready to enjoy them. This also helps them last longer, up to a week!
You can top your bliss balls with other nuts and seeds like chia, flaxseed, or almonds. You can also add a few tablespoons of melted dark chocolate or cocoa nibs to make them even richer and more indulgent.
Here are some questions people often ask about how to make these healthy bliss balls...
Are bliss balls healthy?
Yes, bliss balls are a healthy snack. They are made with nutritious ingredients like dates and nuts, which provide plenty of vitamins and minerals. Plus, they contain no added sugar or additives, so you can be sure you’re getting all the health benefits from these tasty treats.
Is this recipe vegan-friendly?
Yes! These bliss balls are vegan, which makes them dairy-free. Bonus- they are gluten-free too!
What toppings can I add?
You can customize this recipe with your favorite flavors and toppings.
Try adding some nuts like almonds or walnuts, dried fruit like cranberries or cherries, or a sprinkle of cocoa powder. You can also change up the base ingredients by swapping out the pistachios for sunflower seeds or almonds and adding some cinnamon or cardamom to the mix.
How long do bliss balls last in the fridge?
These bliss balls will last in the fridge for up to a week.
Can you freeze bliss balls?
Yes, you can freeze bliss balls! Place them on a baking sheet and freeze for about an hour. Then, transfer the frozen bliss balls to a freezer-safe container or bag and store them for up to 3 months.
Make these sweet bliss balls today!
These delicious and healthy bliss balls are the perfect snack for any time of day. With just a few ingredients, you can easily make these tasty treats in under 25 minutes. Best of all, they’re vegan and gluten-free so that everyone can enjoy them!
Top with your favorite toppings and flavors to customize the perfect bliss ball recipe for you. Try making some today!
Happy snacking! 🙂
More snack recipes:
Want to try a few more snack recipes at home? Check out some of these delicious treats:
- Cheesecake Balls
- Carrot Cake Energy Balls
- Passover Chocolate Coconut Balls
- Eggless Creme Brulee
- Date Nut Salami Roll
Healthy Bliss Balls
- ½ cup unshelled pistachios
- 6 pitted dates
- 2 tablespoon coconut butter
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder
- 3 tablespoon maple syrup
- 2 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut
- 4 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut
- 2 tablespoon pomegranate seeds
- Blend all the ingredients in a blender until they form a smooth batter.
- Then, use your hands to roll the mixture into small balls and coat them with shredded coconut by rolling them on a plate.
- Place the balls on a serving plate and refrigerate them for 15 minutes to set.
- Finally, sprinkle some pomegranate seeds on top of the bliss balls, and they are ready to be enjoyed!