Chocolate peanut butter bliss balls are a healthy yet super creamy and decadent snack. They are vegan, gluten-free, have no added sugar. Plus they are perfect for meal prep - they have only 5 ingredients and take less than 15 minutes to make!
Bliss balls are a go-to snack in my house, from these creamy peanut butter bliss balls to these decadent chocolate bliss balls to these fruity apricot bliss balls. And they're so popular with friends and family - I always bring them with me and end up sharing all of them!
My recent obsession with peanut butter bliss balls inspired me to make a chocolate peanut butter version. And I'm so so glad I did. These chocolate peanut butter bliss balls are so dreamy, creamy, and decadent, yet still packed with all the nutritious health benefits of my other bliss balls.
These bite-sized snacks are a delicious and easy snack to make for any occasion, from pre-workout to post-workout, midday snack to post-dinner dessert. Or whenever and wherever you need a quick bite (literally!).
What are bliss balls?
Bliss balls are similar to energy bites or energy balls. Different name, but same idea - to give you energy (and bliss!) when you need it most. These chocolate peanut butter bliss balls are quick and easy to make (less than 10 minutes!) and have only 5 ingredients that are nutrient-dense and easy to find.
Bliss balls are a great option for meal prep because you can store and enjoy them at any time. Plus, you can freeze them and enjoy them for up to 2-3 months (if they last that long!).
These chocolate peanut butter bliss balls are made with whole food ingredients like peanut butter, Medjool dates, hemp seeds, cocoa powder, and shredded coconut.
Are bliss balls healthy?
Bliss balls are a healthy, filling, nutrient-dense snack. These peanut butter bliss balls are naturally sweetened with Medjool dates, which provide fiber, antioxidants, and nutrients such as copper, potassium, vitamin B6, magnesium, calcium, and iron. A serving of 2 Medjool dates provides 3.2 grams of fiber, which can help you meet up to 12% of your daily fiber needs (source)!
These bliss balls are packed with plant-based protein from the hemp seeds and peanut butter. Not only that, but these healthy seeds and nut butter are loaded with heart-healthy fats, which help you stay full and satiated, making these bliss balls a filling and satisfying snack.
Plus, these chocolate peanut butter bliss balls are vegan, gluten-free, and have no added sugar, so they're great for anyone with certain dietary restrictions.
- Peanut butter: I prefer buying peanut butter in which peanuts are the only ingredient (to avoid any added sugar or oils that are sometimes added to peanut butter).
- Medjool dates: Help sweeten the bliss balls without any added sugar.
- Shredded coconut: Helps add texture and a natural sweetness to the bliss balls.
- Cocoa powder: Packed with fiber (1 tablespoon of cocoa has 2 grams of fiber) and antioxidants like polyphenols.
- Hemp seeds: These tiny seeds are a nutritional powerhouse and a filled with protein! One 1-ounce serving of hemp seeds provides 2 grams of fiber, 9 grams of protein, and is an excellent source of vitamin E, magnesium, zinc, and iron.
How to Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Bliss Balls
All you need to make these bliss balls is a food processor and 5 ingredients: peanut butter, Medjool dates, shredded coconut, cocoa powder, and hemp seeds.
Place all of the ingredients in a food processor and process on high for a few minutes. Use a flapula or spoon to push the contents down if needed. You'll know it is done processing when the mixture is well-combined. It should easily form a paste when pressed with your thumb and forefinger.
Use a spoon to scoop out bite-sized balls onto a large plate. Then, roll the mixture into bite-sized balls with your hands. This recipe should make about 9-10 bliss balls.
These bite-sized bliss balls are a great meal prep snack option because they take just a few minutes and are so easy to store.
You can store these chocolate peanut butter bliss balls in the fridge for up to 5 days in an airtight container. If you want to store them longer, you can store them in the freezer.
You can store bliss balls in the freezer for 2-3 months in an airtight container.
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More Healthy Bliss Ball Recipes:
- Peanut Butter Bliss Balls
- Chocolate Bliss Balls
- Apricot Bliss Balls
- Banana Chocolate Walnut Energy Balls
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bliss Balls
- ½ cup peanut butter
- ¼ cup medjool dates (about 3-4)
- 2 tablespoons shredded coconut
- 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Process until the mixture well-combined and sticks together when pressed with your thumb and forefinger.
- With your hands, roll into bite-sized balls.
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