Health Benefits of Chocolate Bliss Balls
These easy-to-make chocolate bliss balls are a healthy alternative to energy bars and chocolate. They taste just as delicious but don’t contain the high levels of sugar, preservatives, and processed ingredients that you find in power bars.
What makes these almond bliss balls so healthy?
The almond butter. Loaded with Omega-3s and protein, almond butter provides smooth creaminess and helps to give you lasting energy.
The dates. Dates are nature’s sweetener. They’re high in natural sugars but also in fiber and nutrients.
The cocoa powder is the secret ingredient here. Cacao powder is packed with antioxidants and also imparts a rich flavor. Who wants fake milk chocolate with simple recipes using cacao like this?
How can this tasty chocolate bliss ball recipe be healthy?
It’s simple – we’ve used simple ingredients. Our recipe is:
Are they a suitable meal replacement?
We’d say they’re more of a snack. In a pinch, though, eating a few will tide you over until your next meal. We love them as a pre- or post-workout snack.
How long will they keep?
They should keep up to a week if stored in an airtight refrigerator. We can’t confirm that from personal experience, though. Batches in our homes get decimated within a day or two.
Can I make substitutions?
Of course. If you don’t like almond butter, switch it out for a different type of nut butter. Crunchy peanut butter adds extra texture. Customize your bliss balls by rolling them in coconut, adding in chopped cherries, nuts, and so on.
Isn’t there too much fat?
Relax, they mostly consist of fat, but it’s a healthy type of fat. We don’t recommend eating ten of these a day, but having two or three with an apple makes for a sweet, healthy snack.
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- 2 TBS Almond butter
- Half a cup of Almonds
- Half a cup of Almond Meal
- 2 Teaspoons of Cocoa Powder
- 3 Teaspoons of Cacao Nibs
- 10 Medjool Dates (pitted)
- Add the dry ingredients (almonds, almond meal, cocoa powder, cacao nibs) to a food processor and blend until it is all mixed together.
- Stir in the Almond butter and dates into the dry mix as best as possible
- Process all the ingredients together, ensuring they combine well and there is a moist, smooth consistency. (add more almond butter if you have to to ensure mix is wet)
- Use a table spoon of mixture and press and roll into a ball and place on a place
- Repeat until all the mixture is in balls
- Put balls in the freezer for 10 minutes and then they should be ready to consume.
- After that they should be stored in the fridge