Healthy ‘Nutella’ Bliss Balls | 3 Ingredients

The BEST ever Healthy ‘Nutella’ Bliss Balls made with just 3 ingredients… dates, hazelnuts & cocoa powder!

The BEST ever Healthy 'Nutella' Bliss Balls made with just 3 ingredients... dates, hazelnuts & cocoa powder! Thermomix & conventional methods included.

We all know that the best way to eat Nutella is straight out of the jar with a spoon, right!? ABSOLUTELY!!! But… there comes a time in every girl’s life when she needs to STEP AWAY from the Nutella jar. It’s so good, but soooooo naughty! Which brings me to these totally guilt-free treats…

The BEST ever Healthy 'Nutella' Bliss Balls made with just 3 ingredients... dates, hazelnuts & cocoa powder! Thermomix & conventional methods included.

These 3 ingredient (yes you read that right… only 3 ingredients!!!!) Healthy ‘Nutella’ Bliss Balls are made from medjool dates, skinless hazelnuts and cocoa powder. That’s it!!! Brilliant, right!? They have that same delicious chocolate/hazelnut flavour as Nutella but without all the naughtiness.

The BEST ever Healthy 'Nutella' Bliss Balls made with just 3 ingredients... dates, hazelnuts & cocoa powder! Thermomix & conventional methods included.

You can make these bliss balls in a Thermomix or a conventional blender – either will work absolutely fine! The trick is to blitz the mixture until it resembles fine, sticky crumbs and then roll into balls. If your dates are a bit drier you might need to add a teensy bit of water to the mixture to help bring it together.

The BEST ever Healthy 'Nutella' Bliss Balls made with just 3 ingredients... dates, hazelnuts & cocoa powder!

You can store these Healthy ‘Nutella’ Bliss Balls in the fridge for up to 5 days. I actually prefer to store them in the freezer (in an airtight container for up to 2 months) – that way you can just grab one out when you need and it will be ready to eat within a few minutes. Easy peasy!

The BEST ever Healthy 'Nutella' Bliss Balls made with just 3 ingredients... dates, hazelnuts & cocoa powder! Thermomix & conventional methods included.

Bliss balls really are the perfect non-naughty treat. They taste so darn good and you totally get to give yourself a high-five for making such a delicious little snack. PS. If you love bliss balls, then you just might like my Peanut Butter Brownie Bliss Balls, Chocolate Brownie Bliss Balls, Nutty Oat & Date Energy Balls and my Healthy Salted Caramel Balls too….!

How to make NUTELLA BLISS BALLS:

 

The BEST ever Healthy 'Nutella' Bliss Balls made with just 3 ingredients... dates, hazelnuts & cocoa powder! Thermomix & conventional methods included.

Healthy 'Nutella' Bliss Balls | 3 Ingredients

The BEST ever Healthy 'Nutella' Bliss Balls made with just 3 ingredients... dates, hazelnuts and cocoa powder! 

Course Snacks
Cuisine Healthy Snacks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 10 balls

Ingredients

  • 200 g pitted medjool dates (see notes)
  • 120 g skinless hazelnuts
  • 2 tbs cocoa powder

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients into a blender or Thermomix. 

    If using a blender, blitz until all ingredients are finely chopped and the mixture comes together.

    If using a Thermomix, press Turbo until the mixture is finely chopped and comes together. 

  2. Take large teaspoonfuls of the mixture and roll into balls (see notes). 

  3. Store in the fridge for up to 5 days or in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months. 

Recipe Notes

Medjool dates can be bought from all major supermarkets. 

If you can't buy medjool dates, you can use dried pitted dates, however, you'll need to soak them in water for 15 minutes before using and may also need to add a little water to the mixture when blitzing. 

If your mixture is not easily rolling into balls, add a little water to the mixture and blitz again until it comes together easily. 

The BEST ever Healthy 'Nutella' Bliss Balls made with just 3 ingredients... dates, hazelnuts & cocoa powder! Thermomix & conventional methods included.

4 thoughts on “Healthy ‘Nutella’ Bliss Balls | 3 Ingredients”

  1. Rachael says:

    An amazing bliss ball recipe Lucy! Just in time for school too!

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Thank you so much!!!

  2. Stephanie says:

    Hi! Would carob work as a substitute for the cacao powder? My LO needs to eat hazelnuts regularly to keep allergies at bay but I’ve heard cacao isn’t great for small kiddos

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hi Stephanie, I’m not sure to be honest! I’ve made these with cocoa powder as well as cacao powder – but never carob. I’d love to hear how it goes if you do try it!

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