Is your sweet tooth always getting the better of you? This simple Bliss Ball recipe will help you crush your sweet cravings in the most nourishing and tasty way possible.
Bliss Balls: The Perfectly Clean Treat
Here’s why I think you’ll love these bliss balls. They’re made with whole ingredients and no added sugar, but they’re still sweet, gooey and because they have protein in them, they’ll keep you satisfied, too. I love this recipe because it takes no time (or talent) to make, and they’re so versatile.
How to get best results from this recipe
The trick to making these look as good as they taste is to roll them into perfect little bite-sized balls, then pop them in the freezer so they will keep their shape. You can pull them out after 20 to 30 mins and store in the fridge after that.
Customize your bliss balls!
The best part about bliss balls is that you can mix and match your flavor combos. Just keep the ratio of sweetness, protein and nut butter the same, but then add in whatever suits your fancy.
Here’s a few ideas to inspire you...
- Vanilla protein + sugar free chocolate chips
- Chocolate protein + shredded coconut
- Chocolate protein + chia seeds
- Chocolate protein + cranberries
- Or skip the protein and add rolled oats or PB2 instead
The flavor combos are endless and because the ingredients are clean and simple, it’s a perfect snack for you and your kiddos.
Can you freeze bliss balls?
You sure can. In fact, I recommend keeping them frozen. They not only last longer, but you’re less inclined to over eat them if you have to wait for them to thaw.
This is a trick I do with any treats I have in the house (which is rare). I store them in the freezer so they’re not quite ready to eat when cravings hit. It prevents me from impulse eating. Something I’m very tempted to do!
How to Make Bliss Balls
It’s really simple. Just put all the ingredients in a food processor and blend. You can also use a blender if you don’t have a food processor.
Can I use raw nuts instead of nut butter?
Absolutely! If you find the consistency is too dry, try adding some coconut oil to the mixture so the balls are moist enough to stick together. You could also use honey if you don’t mind the extra sugar.
Are Bliss Balls Healthy?
I saw this question on Google and I felt a need to answer it here. Bliss balls are as healthy as you make them to be. If you add ingredients like sugar, honey, chocolate chips, etc, then of course, you’re detracting from the nutritional value of the recipe below.
But even a few chocolate chips or dabbles of raw, natural honey won’t take away from the nourishment you’ll get from the protein, nuts and any other superfood you choose to add. So don’t sweat the small stuff (like chocolate chips).
Bliss Balls are a 21 day fix approved recipe
If you're following the 21 Day Fix or Ultimate Portion Fix Meal Plan, one bliss ball is roughly a 1/4 protein and 1/2 an orange container.
Want more clean, healthy snack ideas?
- 1/2 cup almond butter (look for a no-added sugar brand)
- 2 scoops of chocolate protein powder or Shakeology (I used Beachbody's Chocolate Recover)
- 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 3 drops of liquid stevia (or more if desired)
- Mix the protein powder, nut butter and stevia together.
- Put the coconut on a small plate.
- Roll into bite-sized balls, then coat them in the coconut.
- Place on a small tray and put it immediately in the freezer for about 15 mins or until desired texture is reached.
- You can keep them in the freezer or move them to the fridge.
Is your mixture too dry?
That probably means there wasn't enough oil in your nut butter (this happens when you're using the bottom of the jar). In this case, add very small amounts of oil (preferably coconut oil) until you reach your desired consistency. About 1/2 a tsp at a time.
Is your mixture too oily?
Add more protein or even a nut flour like coconut, almond or PB2.
This is a 21 day fix recipe
Are you on the 21 Day Fix or Ultimate Portion Fix Meal Plan?
One Bliss ball is 1/4 Red & 1/2 orange
Curious what the Ultimate Portion Fix (a.k.a. the 21 Day Fix Meal Plan) is? Click here to learn more.
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Nutrition InformationYield 10 Serving Size 1 ball
Amount Per Serving Calories 116Total Fat 9.3gSaturated Fat 2.1gCholesterol 6mgSodium 66.3mgCarbohydrates 4gNet Carbohydrates 3gFiber 1gSugar 1.2gProtein 5.7g
Caren is a certified yoga teacher, fitness instructor and author of The Fit Habit. Here she shares simple, low carb recipes, quick home workout ideas and practical ways to foster mind + body wellness.