Raw & Guilt-Free Peanut Butter Brownie Bliss Balls

These Raw & Guilt-Free Peanut Butter Brownie Bliss Balls are the perfect healthy treat… but best of all… they taste super naughty!

These Raw & Guilt-Free Peanut Butter Brownie Bliss Balls are the perfect healthy treat... even though they taste super naughty! Includes a simple step by step recipe video!

Let me tell you about these little babies… they’re the snack that you eat when you’re massively craving a big, fat chocolate brownie, but you really, really, REALLY don’t want to go for a run to burn off all of the buttery awesomeness.  Now don’t get me wrong, if you close your eyes and eat one of these Peanut Butter Brownie Bliss Balls, you’re probably not going to think you’re eating a brownie, but it does have the same rich, chocolatey, fudge-like flavour (without an ounce of guilt!). Yep, these taste like a really naughty little treat… but they’re actually a healthy snack. HOW GOOD IS THAT!!!

These Raw & Guilt-Free Peanut Butter Brownie Bliss Balls are the perfect healthy treat... even though they taste super naughty! Includes a simple step by step recipe video!

Bliss balls are literally one of the easiest things ever to make. If you have a food processor, blender or a Thermomix, then you’re sorted! For years I’ve been making the classic version of a bliss ball, which has 3 ingredients (dates, almonds and vanilla essence) and tastes like a super-yummy, caramelly ball of nutty, crunchy heaven. And I love chocolate brownie bliss balls, which are essentially the same as the classic version, but with a little cocoa powder added in. But as always seems to happen, things just have to be taken that one teensy-tiny step further… So say hello to the cheekiest, yummiest and healthiest little bliss balls ever! Yep these are raw treats at their very best. Don’t believe me? Make one batch and you’ll be hooked… I pinky promise!!

These Raw & Guilt-Free Peanut Butter Brownie Bliss Balls are the perfect healthy treat... even though they taste super naughty! Includes a simple step by step recipe video!

If you’re a peanut butter/chocolate combo loving’ gal, then you’ll adore these. Seriously, you’ll be heads over heels in love in no time.

These Raw & Guilt-Free Peanut Butter Brownie Bliss Balls are the perfect healthy treat... even though they taste super naughty! Includes a simple step by step recipe video!

The peanut butter brownie bliss balls are naturally sweetened by the dates and are packed with almonds, so they make for a great mid-afternoon pick me up. And of course, they are far better for you than an actual brownie (… although… how GOOD are brownies!!!!??!!).

These Raw & Guilt-Free Peanut Butter Brownie Bliss Balls are the perfect healthy treat... even though they taste super naughty! Includes a simple step by step recipe video!

And so that’s pretty much it… a healthy snack that tastes super naughty and yet is actually as sweet as pie. But healthy… so not like a pie at all! Anyway, just ignore me and my ramblings and toddle off to the kitchen to whip up a batch of these babies. They’ll last in the fridge in an airtight container for at least a week, but trust me, they won’t hang around anywhere near that long!

 

VIDEO: HOW TO MAKE PEANUT BUTTER BROWNIE BLISS BALLS

PS. For more bliss-ball-y goodness, check out my 10 favourite bliss balls recipes!

These Raw & Guilt-Free Peanut Butter Brownie Bliss Balls are the perfect healthy treat... even though they taste super naughty! Includes a simple step by step recipe video!

Raw & Guilt-Free Peanut Butter Brownie Bliss Balls

These Raw & Guilt-Free Peanut Butter Brownie Bliss Balls are the perfect healthy treat... but best of all... they taste super naughty!
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Course: Snacks
Cuisine: Healthy Recipes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 16 balls
Calories: 82kcal

Ingredients

  • 12-15 (60g) pitted dates (dried or medjool)
  • 1 tbs cocoa powder (or cacao powder)
  • 2 tbs peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup (75g) raw almonds
  • 1-2 tbs rice malt syrup (or honey) *If using fresh medjool dates you will find that you'll only need a tiny amount of rice malt syrup - or none at all

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • Place the dates, cocoa powder and peanut butter into a food processor or blender. 
  • Blend until the mixture resembles a paste.
  • Add the almonds and rice malt syrup and blend until desired chunkiness is achieved. 
  • If your mixture is too dry, add 1tbs extra of  rice malt syrup (or honey) and pulse to mix through. The mixture should be a little sticky and roll easily into balls when squished together. 
  • Use a spoon to roll the mixture into tablespoon sized balls.
  • For best results store in an airtight container in the fridge and eat within a week.

Thermomix Method

  • Place the dates, cocoa powder and peanut butter into the Thermomix bowl and mix on Speed 6, 20 seconds (scraping down the sides of the bowl partway through). 
  • Add the almonds and rice malt syrup and press Turbo 10-15 times or until desired chunkiness is achieved. If your mixture is too dry, add 1tbs extra of  rice malt syrup (or honey) and pulse to mix through. The mixture should be a little sticky and roll easily into balls when squished together. 
  • Use a spoon to roll the mixture into tablespoon sized balls.
  • For best results store in an airtight container in the fridge and eat within a week.

Notes

RECIPE TIPS
Cocoa/cacao powder - you can use either cocoa or cacao powder in this recipe. 
Rice malt syrup - this is a sticky, sweet, thick liquid made from organic brown rice. It can be bought in the health food section of most major supermarkets. It can be substituted for honey in this recipe. 
Equipment - bliss balls are super easy to make with a food processor, blender or Thermomix. 
Types of dates - You can use either type of dates when making bliss balls, however, they hold different amounts of moisture which means that you’ll need to adapt the recipe slightly depending on which type of dates you’re using. 
If using medjool dates - you will only need to add a tiny bit of rice malt syrup or honey (or none at all). 
If using dried pitted dates - you’ll need to add 1-2 tablespoons of rice malt syrup (or honey) to make the mixture sticky enough to roll into balls. 
Storage - Bliss balls can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
Freezing bliss balls - bliss balls freeze perfectly for up to 3 months in an aright container – making them a great snack-on-the-go!
Almond butter alternative - you can substitute the peanut butter for almond butter. 
Nut options - cashews, pecans, almonds walnuts are all popular options for bliss balls.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 3.1% | Iron: 2.8%
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These Raw & Guilt-Free Peanut Butter Brownie Bliss Balls are the perfect healthy treat... but best of all... they taste super naughty!

 

 

 

 

97 thoughts on “Raw & Guilt-Free Peanut Butter Brownie Bliss Balls”

  1. Jess says:

    How many calories per ball?

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hi Jess, sorry I’m slowly going back through posts and adding nutrition info!! I’ve added it for these ones now. xx

  2. Leann says:

    Can I replace the dates with prunes?

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      I haven’t tried that sorry!

  3. Kylie Mccormack says:

    Could you freeze?

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