Easy no bake peanut butter and chocolate bliss balls are the perfect healthy sweet treat!
I first came across bliss balls a couple of years ago and I remember thinking ‘how can something with nuts and fruit taste so good?!’. It was probably the fact that they tasted like chocolate to be honest and I’m a sucker for chocolate.
But really, I’ve made versions without cocoa and they are amazing too. However, if I am going to share my favourite bliss ball recipe with you, its going to include chocolate. And peanut butter.
The base for these bliss balls are medjool dates. They have this sweet caramel flavour and are the perfect texture combined with blitzed pecans, cocoa and peanut butter.
Medjool dates are pricier than regular dates but I promise they are worth it. They last a while in the fridge too if you buy a big pack. I usually make a big batch of these bliss balls and keep half in the fridge and half in the freezer.
I’ll tell you a secret. I actually used to hate peanut butter. Peanut butter on toast used to repulse me and Snickers were my least favourite chocolate bar.
I’m not sure what it was or how I converted into a peanut butter addict but I am so glad I did. I add it to so many of my recipes now, one of my favourites being satay noodles.
These bliss bars are loosely based on Snickers bars as they have the same crunchy-chocolate-peanut butter flavour.
These bliss balls probably take less than 5 minutes to make and are great to take on the go or have as a mid afternoon snack. They are a great sweet treat and if you’re craving a bar of chocolate but want something healthier, these are your go-to.
As always if you make these peanut butter chocolate bliss balls be sure to leave me a comment, rate this recipe and tag me on Instagram. I love seeing all your photos of my recipe recreations!
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- 220g / about 12 medjool dates, pitted
- 70g / 1/2 cup pecans
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
First, blitz the pecans in a food processor for a few seconds until they are mostly fine.
Add all the remaining ingredients and blitz until the mixture is combined and starts to clump together.
Scoop a heaped teaspoon at a time and roll into a ball. Repeat until all the mixture has gone. It should make about 15 balls.
Store in the fridge in an air tight container.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 15 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 99Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 11mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 2gSugar: 15gProtein: 1g