If you are in need of a little afternoon pick-me-up then these coffee-infused fudgey date bliss balls will give you just that along with a little dose of deliciousness. So easy to pull together and they keep for ages in the freezer.
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Fudgey Mocha Date Bliss Balls
These make for the most perfect healthy all-natural snack.
Mocha Date Bliss Balls can be blended up super quick for when you need something sweet and then stored in the freezer for later in the week.
The thing I love most about these bliss balls is that they are just for me. With coffee in there and a real coffee flavour to them the kids and hubby stay away. Meaning there's always one in the freezer and I don't have to rush to eat them before someone else finishes them off. Winning.
It also means I have a nice little 'adults-only' treat to serve with a tea or coffee when someone comes over. Because we all know they eat all the biscuits and you are always left with nothing to serve to unexpected or last-minute guests.
What Ingredients Are Needed For Mocha Date Bliss Balls?
These are so easy. All we need is:
- almond meal
Ever make a coffee in the morning and not get to drink it because one kid loses a shoe, the other gets locked in the bathroom and then you realize the load of washing you put in the dryer last night was never turned on?!? And there's a school uniform in there...
If this happens to you as well then these mocha date bliss balls are the perfect way to use up that leftover coffee and not let it go to waste.
Can I Use Any Dates For Bliss Balls?
Yes and no.
Mejdool dates are best. These are the bigger, stickier dates (like these ones) and they will give your bliss balls that great texture you want. You will find them in little containers or big boxes in the fruit and veggie section of most supermarkets.
If you can't find them you can always sub in some neglet or noor dates, although it will be a little more work. Simply soak them in warm water for 5 mins, drain them and then use them as called for in the recipe.
Need More Bliss Ball Recipes To Keep You Going?
I happen to love bliss balls and always have a couple of different varieties in the freezer.
Which bliss balls do you think you will try first?
Fudgey Mocha Date Bliss Balls
- 1 cup pitted dates
- 1 cup rolled oats (if gluten free make sure they are a gluten free variety)
- 1 cup almond meal (see notes to make your own)
- ⅓ cup strong brewed espresso
- 2 tbsp raw cacao powder plus more for rolling (optional)
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp plant based protein powder (optional. see note for what I use)
- pinch sea salt
- Add all ingredients to a vitamix or other high powered blender. Blend on low until you get the desired consistency - I prefer mine to have some little chunks, but you may want a smoother result.
- Roll mixture into balls and roll in extra cacao if desired.
- Pop into an airtight container and into the fridge for about an hour or until set.
- These are best if left in the fridge or freezer and just taken out when needed.
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