Raw & Guilt-Free Double Chocolate Brownie Bliss Balls

Double chocolate brownie bliss balls are totally raw, guilt-free & incredibly delicious! Ready in just 5 minutes… these really are the best healthy treat!

I must say that I do love a good bliss ball, and I think there’s two reasons why I like them so much:
(a) They’re really healthy and a great little energy booster.
(b) They taste like you’re eating a really naughty treat… but you’re totally not!
Clearly, (b) is a way more important factor than (a), but nevertheless, bliss balls are the perfect way to get you through a really, really long afternoon at work.

Double Chocolate Brownie Bliss Balls

My Peanut Butter Brownie Bliss Balls were one of the most popular recipes on Bake Play Smile during 2014 – and seriously if you haven’t tried them… OMG you must! Anyway, I have a weird little obsession with playing around with bliss ball recipes and I think I’ve finally found one as good as the Peanut Butter Brownie ones. Yep, a whole lot of taste testing went into perfecting these little babies.

Double Chocolate Brownie Bliss Balls

And so, here are my Double Chocolate Brownie Bliss Balls. They’re totally raw and guilt-free. They’ll even save you from the worst afternoon slump ever. I could have just made Chocolate Brownie Bliss Balls, but really? Where’s the fun in that. Double chocolate is far more fun.

Double Chocolate Brownie Bliss Balls

This recipe is based on my Peanut Butter Brownie Bliss Balls, but with a few little super yummy changes. To make the bliss balls you’ll need: almonds, pitted dates (medjool work well too), vanilla extract, agave syrup, cacao powder (or cocoa powder) and cacao nibs.

Double Chocolate Brownie Bliss Balls

Pop the dates, agave syrup, vanilla extract and cacao powder into a food processor or Thermomix and blend until the mixture resembles a paste. Add in the almonds and press turbo several times, until your desired texture is achieved. Add in the cacao nibs and mix through with a spoon.

Double Chocolate Brownie Bliss Balls

Roll into tablespoon sized balls and pop into an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Double Chocolate Brownie Bliss Balls

If you’re after a healthy snack – you need to make these. If you’re after a mid-afternoon pick me up – you need to make these. If you like to trick your body into thinking that it’s eating some totally devilish treat – then you REALLY need to make these!!!!!!

Double Chocolate Brownie Bliss Balls

Happy bliss balling!

Raw & Guilt-Free Double Chocolate Brownie Bliss Balls

Double chocolate brownie bliss balls are totally raw, guilt-free & incredibly delicious! Ready in just 5 minutes... these really are the best healthy treat!
3.88 from 8 votes
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Course: healthy snacks
Cuisine: bliss balls
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 14 serves
Calories: 96kcal

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup raw almonds
  • 1 tbs cacao powder or cocoa powder
  • 12 pitted dates dried or medjool
  • 2-3 tbs agave syrup honey or rice malt syrup could also be used
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup cacao nibs or you could use dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Place the dates, agave syrup, vanilla extract and cacao powder into a food processor or Thermomix and blend until the mixture resembles a paste.
  • Add in the almonds and press pulse/turbo several times, until your desired texture is achieved.
  • Add in the cacao nibs and mix through with a spoon.
  • Roll into tablespoon sized balls and pop into an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Notes

Medjool dates work best in this recipe as they stick together well.
You can however, use dried pitted dates instead - but just soak them in a little water for a few minutes, drain and use. 

Nutrition

Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 99mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Calcium: 2.3% | Iron: 2.2%
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Double Chocolate Brownie Bliss Balls

69 thoughts on “Raw & Guilt-Free Double Chocolate Brownie Bliss Balls”

  1. Diana says:

    I love this recipe and will give it a go this week! I have 3 home from school holidays so a big thank you

    D x

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Perfect!!! The kids will love making these!

  2. Michelle says:

    Unfortunately mine didnt stick together very well. Perhaps not enough dates?

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hi Michelle, it really depends on the type of dates you use. Medjool dates tend to stick together a lot better. If you’re using dried pitted dates, you might like to soak them in a little water for a few minutes before using them.

  3. Dianne says:

    I am diabetic and i am looking for a treat in the afternoon with my cuppa , and i sure like the look of the bliss balls . Would you say they are diabetic friendly . I am a newly diagnosed diabetic.

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hi Dianne, you would need to ask your doctor if they are appropriate for you. xx

      1. Dianne says:

        Hi Lucy they have got the better of me . I have made them and OMG. Everything in moderation . Love them thank you . .

        1. Lucy Mathieson says:

          Woo hoo!!! Yay! I’m so happy you liked them! xx

  4. Bianca says:

    I’m not sure what I did wrong but I couldn’t blend 12 medjool dates in my Thermomix.
    The dates kept getting stuck under the blades. They created a block so the blades couldn’t spin – I thought I was going to overheat the motor. What technique do you use to blend the dates? Or speed/time setting do you use?

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hi Bianca, that is very odd as usually the Thermomix will absolutely blitz through the dates. I press Turbo/Pulse 10-15 times to blitz mine. xx

      1. Bianca says:

        Thanks Lucy, that’s great advice. I was turning the blades to Sp 8. The Turbo Blitz 10/15 times is a great recommendation. Thanks again, I’m desperate to try them

        1. Lucy Mathieson says:

          Hehehe good luck!! It does also depend a little bit on the type of dates (and the sharpness of your blades) but that should definitely help! xx

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