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!

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 - Conventional Method

Looking for a healthy and guilt-free snack that tastes super naughty? These Raw Peanut Butter Brownie Bliss Balls taste just like a brownie... but a zillion times healthier!!

Course Snacks
Cuisine Healthy Recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 10 balls
Author Bake Play Smile

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

  1. Place the dates, cocoa powder and peanut butter into a food processor or blender. 

  2. Blend until the mixture resembles a paste.
  3. Add the almonds and rice malt syrup and blend until desired chunkiness is achieved. 

  4. 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. 

  5. Use a spoon to roll the mixture into tablespoon sized balls.
  6. For best results store in an airtight container in the fridge and eat within a week.

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 - Thermomix Method

Looking for a healthy and guilt-free snack that tastes super naughty? These Thermomix Raw Peanut Butter Brownie Bliss Balls taste just like a brownie... but a zillion times healthier!!

Course Snacks
Cuisine Healthy Recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 10 balls
Author Bake Play Smile

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

  1. 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). 

  2. Add the almonds and rice malt syrup and press Turbo 10-15 times or until desired chunkiness is achieved. 

  3. 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. 

  4. Use a spoon to roll the mixture into tablespoon sized balls.
  5. For best results store in an airtight container in the fridge and eat within a week.

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. Lee-Anne says:

    I need some of these bliss balls right now to have with my morning coffee. I need them urgently because they’re so healthy and guilt-free and because – as per usual – I indulged too much over the weekend! And I need a lot of them as it’s Monday. 🙂

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Haha me too Lee-Anne… me too!!!

  2. Hugzilla says:

    Yummmmmmoooo!!! I want these with my cup of tea. Right now.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Haha absolutely!! 🙂

  3. Ooh these look delicious! Super healthy and great for that “Go to Snack”

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thank you so much Kat! PS – I get very star struck when I see you’ve commented on my blog!! 🙂

  4. I have all these ingredients! I will be making these this afternoon! So yummy. Btw, are you using a new camera and editing tools? Your photos for this post look fabulous. Love the colours, background and use of props. Well done 🙂 Maria. x

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh thank you so much Maria. Yep – thanks for noticing! I’m still only very, very new to the whole photography thing! I bought a Canon EOS 70D a couple of weeks ago and have been playing around. I really have no idea at all – just trying things out! 🙂

  5. These and my chocolate orange protein balls will work well together, one after the other! Great for snacks!

    Julie
    Gourmet Getaways

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh wouldn’t they Julie!! A match made in Bliss Ball heaven!

  6. Yes they would not last 5 minutes in this house! x

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Ours either… and theres only two of us! 🙂

  7. omg — I think the reason I haven’t made bliss balls yet with my Thermomix is because I would eat them. All. 😉

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Haha yes that it always a little bit of a problem isn’t it!! At least they’re good for you! 🙂

  8. These look delicious, will have to give it a go. My neighbour recently shared a similar treat with me and it was quite moorish!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thanks Steph – I hope you enjoy them 🙂

  9. They sound delicious. I will definitely have a go at making these. I love all these raw sweets that are around right now. So quick to make.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Absolutely!!! They definitely tick all of those boxes!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thanks Lauren! xx

  10. I have almost all these ingredients, I don’t have raw almonds but I do have almond meal in the pantry so might try that! I’m trying to be good this week with my sugar consumption! With a holiday backed up to a 7th Birthday last week involving 3 cakes with buttercream icing I need a slight detox. I have one last cupcake remaining in the fridge which I have been resiting all day! A batch of your Bliss Balls along with the Paleo friendly brownies I have here at the moment will hopefully see me through my sugar cravings! Love your work! xx

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Haha yep holidays are the killer aren’t they. I’d love to hear how they go with almond meal! Mmm your brownies sound delicious! xx

  11. Yum, these not only look good but look easy to make! I love healthy chocolate recipes!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      So easy Bec!! 🙂

  12. These sound perfect, Lucy. I am definitely going to try them. I’m going to make some for my sister too who is not well at the moment. She is a massive peanut butter and chocolate fan! Visiting via #teamIBOT

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thank you Renee! I hope your sister enjoys them too! xx

  13. Tegan says:

    You know I keep hearing about these awesome bliss balls but I have never actually tried them!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      They are absolutely lovely Tegan – they really are! 🙂

  14. These sound simply amazing! Pinning and sharing on my page!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh thank you so much Eva – that is very lovely of you! xx

  15. I love them Lucy, very healthy, although I’m sure I would just leave out the syrup and stick to the natural sweetness. And of course you would do a healthy recipe just at the time that I do a post that healthifies one of your earlier recipes 😛
    I’m wondering what these bliss balls would taste like if you used hazelnut butter instead of peanut butter. Do you think they would be like nutella balls, or maybe ferrero rocher balls? Could be fun to try.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh thank you so much Glenda – I really appreciate it! Especially coming from a health guru like you! I think hazelnuts would be fantastic!!! Mmm healthy ferrero rochers… yum!!! xxx

  16. Hmmm….. Just wondering if I showed up with ingredients, if the neighbour would mind me borrowing her thermo. 🙂

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Haha I don’t see why not!!! If not, a food processor works just as well! 🙂

  17. Oh wowser, totally pinning these to make – they sound amazeballs!

  18. Omg those are perfectly round balls….. they’re vegan too! Yummmm

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh thank you so much!! xx

  19. Genevieve says:

    Have just popped some of these babies into the fridge, Luce! Can’t wait to try one with my cuppa tonight…. If I manage to wait that long! x

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Ooooh hope you loved them!!! 🙂

  20. Maria says:

    Hi, Can I use almond meal left over from making almond milk. I am having trouble in trying to use that up.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Hmmm Maria – I’ve never tried it using almond meal so I really have no idea how it would go. You could always try?! I think that the crushed almonds give a really nice crunch to the bliss balls though which you wouldn’t have with almond meal. How about an orange and almond cake with your almond meal instead?

  21. Mel says:

    I don’t have a thermomix or food processor, so just used a blender – but these are AMAZING!! My 3 year old calls them chocolate balls and it’s great to be able to give him a treat that is completely natural. Thanks for the recipe – it’s a new family favourite!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Fantastic Mel!! I’d always wanted to know if they worked in a blender so you’ve just answered my question. How wonderful that your 3 year old is loving them too! xx

    2. Emma says:

      Would an 800w blender be good enough to pulp up dates and nuts? Did u add water or anything to help? Thanks

      1. Bake Play Smile says:

        Hi Emma, I think that should be fine!! And they’re meant to be a bit chunky anyway!! The agave syrup (or rice malt syrup) and vanilla extract will add enough liquid. xx

  22. Lauren says:

    Made these little beauties this afternoon with my 2 yr old….All I heard for the rest of the day was “I WANT MORE CHOCOLATE BALLS!”

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Haha that’s fantastic to hear! They certainly don’t taste like a healthy treat, do they!!

  23. These sound like the perfect little power bites! Plus, YUM.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thanks Heather!

  24. Linda says:

    Hi Lucy, sorry if this has been asked, just wondering about calories for this? I couldn’t see it anywhere 🙂

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Hi Linda, sorry I haven’t calculated the calories. You could try adding the ingredients into a calorie counting website if you like? Sorry! 🙂

  25. Kate Stuart says:

    Wondering if anyone else had trouble making these with a Vitamix – my machine seems to clog up & then actually stops. The mix is left as a very thick paste at the bottom and is nearly impossible to scoop out. I tried blending in a little more syrup but still no luck. Any advice would be appreciated.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Hi Kate, I haven’t made these in a vitamix before, but I have used a blender, thermomix and food processor and they’ve all worked fine. Hmm sorry that doesn’t help much does it! Hopefully someone may have some vitamix tips for you!

    2. Hi Kate, I just made them in Vitamix and worked absolutely perfect! It is 6300 vitamix I m using. I used exact same quantity as its mentioned on the site. I did mix it with the tamper tool in between but eventually worked well. I used medjool dates and just a touch of agave. Hope this works for you. xx

      1. Bake Play Smile says:

        That’s fantastic to know! Thanks Aarti. So glad they worked in the Vitamix! 🙂

  26. Oh my Gawdddd!! I just made these million dollar protein blissballs and they are super delicious…So fresh and yummy!!
    I spent USD7 yesterday for 3 raw balls @wholefoods and today made 15 raw balls under USD10 and all organic and 10 times delicious than wholefoods…You absolutely rock girl!! One big fan on your website…Keep baking and keep rawking 🙂 xxx

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Haha oh thats brilliant! Your comment has made my day! So glad you liked them. xx

  27. Judi L. says:

    These are delicious! Thank you! I added no sweetener but a tad more peanut butter to make it stick together better. Refrigerated them and my goodness, are they ever wonderful! Thank you!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh thank you – that is so wonderful to hear! Great idea about replacing the sweetener with a bit of extra peanut butter – I love that idea!

  28. Georgia says:

    These taste exactly like brownie batter! So delicious!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Yay! That’s what I like to hear!!

  29. Genevieve says:

    I added 1/2 a cup of rolled oats too and it turned out DELICIOUS .. I’m never wasting money on any energy bars henceforth.. Homemade is the BEST . Thank you 🙂 Much love all the way from India ..

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      That’s so wonderful to hear! Adding oats is a great idea!! xx

  30. Dori says:

    How long do you think these would stay good for in the freezer?

    Thanks!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Hi Dori, I would freeze them in an airtight container and eat them within a month. 🙂

  31. Sue says:

    These are so good! I make these very often. I add in some protein powder and Chia seeds too! YUMMY and healthy.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Fantastic ideas! Yum!

  32. marty says:

    These are absolutely delicious! Thanks so much for the recipe 🙂

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      So glad you enjoyed them! They’re one of my favourite healthy treats too!

  33. Danielle Jean-Louis says:

    Oh my gosh, these are amazing!!!! I was looking for a bliss ball that didnt taste like dates.. I made these in the thermomix, I wasnt sure how blitzing them on turbo at the end would work but it created the most delicious crunch!! This is by far my favourite bliss ball ever!! Thanks a million xx

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh wow – thank you so much!!! That’s made my day! So glad you enjoyed them xx

  34. Ann Edwards says:

    My husband is allergic to chocolate so I have used carob powder instead of cocoa, it has worked a treat. Very yummy.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Fantastic!

  35. Sapphire says:

    These sound absolutely divine! I’m going to make them tonight 😀

  36. Jess says:

    Hey if I make these can I make a bigger batch and freeze half ?

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Absolutely!!

  37. Niomi says:

    If anyone was thinking of trying them in snacknpress don’t bother the mixture is too hard- but otherwise a nice healthy treat.

  38. Diane McDonnell-Smith says:

    I have just made the peanut butter brownie bliss balls. Absolutely terrific, easy recipe, I used light agave syrup so pretty sugar free. Hubby loved them as well. Another great recipe. Keep them coming;
    Thanks

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Yay!! That makes me so happy to hear 🙂

  39. Alison says:

    These are delicious!!! If you were going to have these as an afternoon snack how many would you recommend having though? I could probably eat them all lol

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hehehe yes I would too!!! I suppose it depends how hungry you are – just I’d personally say 1-2. xx

  40. Irene Rus says:

    Just stumpled across this recipe and have eaten 2 already they are delicious.

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Yay!! Enjoy! xx

  41. Amanda says:

    I’ve been making these for a while, but recently realized that they’re a great way to use up almond meal from making almond milk! I just dry it in the oven and freeze it until I’m ready to use it. Yummy and useful — double bonus!!

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hi Amanda, oh that’s such a great idea!

  42. Jori says:

    Recipe looks amazing! But I don’t understand “12-15 dates (60 gram)”, is 60 grams a mistake? Because that would only be 4 dates?
    12 or 15 is big difference so would be very keen to hear the amount of grams you’re recommending. Thanks so much, can’t wait to make this!

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hi Jori, it depends if you’re using medjool or dried pitted dates. Medjool dates weigh a lot more than dried pitted dates. 60g – 100g will work fine (bliss balls are very forgiving with adding extra dates!).

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