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An image of bliss balls stacked on a black plate. They are coated in coconut. A blue floral tablecloth and some flowers are on the right of the photo

A recipe is always fun when you can use it as sensory play. In this recipe, we promise you mess, fun, and healthy bites to snack on.

There are endless variations to bliss ball recipes and what you can include. We give you a simple one to try.

Tools you need

  • Medium-sized bowl 
  • Food processor
  • Measuring cups and spoons


  • 12 Medjool dates
  • 1 cup almond meal or 1 cup rolled oats for a nut-free option
  • ½ cup shredded coconut, or desiccated coconut
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoons extra coconut or another topping (see below)


Put the dates in a medium-sized bowl and cover with water. Soak for an hour. Drain and discard the seeds.

Put all ingredients in a food processor and mix until the mixtures comes together.

Next comes the fun part. Roll the mixture into even-sized balls and roll in extra coconut to coat.

Store in the fridge.


Suggested toppings to coat the bliss balls

Shredded Coconut
Chia Seeds
Matcha (Green tea) powder (lovely green colour)
Dried edible flowers
Cacao or cocoa powder
Freeze-dried strawberry or raspberry powder (lovely pink colour)

Top tip

To make clean up easy, when using powder coatings, pop the powder and a few bliss balls at a time in a zip lock sandwich bag. Seal the bag and shake it to coat the bliss balls.


There are many recipes, variations with peanut butter or hazelnut spread, weet-bix or fruit smoothies as a base, too many to mention. If you enjoyed making and eating these, try searching the internet for other tried- and tested bliss ball recipes.

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