These easy chocolate bliss balls can be a healthy dessert or a little afternoon pick-me-up. With no processed sugars and only plant-based ingredients they’re totally guilt-free and vegan.
So… Who’s up for some easy, healthy, decadent, and fudgy chocolate truffle bliss balls? I still don’t know how to categorize these little guys, because they’re not exactly chocolate truffles – you know, those irresistible ganache balls made with chocolate and heavy cream, and maybe a brave amount of liquor – but at the same time, they’re so much better than what I expected them to be!
I first made them because I wanted a healthy pick-me-up for my afternoons, but I could easily serve them for dessert because their texture, taste,
If you asked me what’s my favorite vegan dessert I would answer that these chocolate truffle bliss balls come second, right after these Vegan Greek superfood breakfast (or dessert) bowls – Koliva.
As I said, I like to eat these chocolate bliss balls on the afternoon, after I get home from work. That’s the time when I need a little bit of extra energy to help me get the rest of my chores done and maybe go to the gym. A shot of espresso and one (or two) of these truffles is all I need to feel content and happy!
For this recipe I used tahini, but you can use any nut butter of your preference. Just like this 5-ingredient flourless chocolate cake which is made with any nut butter you have in your pantry! Especially hazelnut butter or almond butter are amazing for this purpose!
- If you like prunes (dried plums) you can substitute some of the dates (they’ll also help with constipation)
- I used Dutch processed cocoa powder but you can also use regular cocoa.
- Substitute hazelnuts, almonds, cashews, or pecans for the walnuts
- They’re best the next day!
- The amount of alcohol in each truffle is very small. However, you can omit it and if the mixture is too thick just add a bit of water.
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- 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon (100 grams) tahini (or hazelnut or almond butter)
- 1 cup (100 grams) chopped walnuts
- 180 grams dates, pitted (see notes)
- 1/4 cup (30 grams) Dutch processed cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon cognac or brandy, optional
- Pinch of fine salt
- 1-2 tablespoons water (if the mixture is too thick)
- Ground nuts mixture or cocoa powder or desiccated coconut
- Transfer all the ingredients for the bliss balls, except the water, to a food processor and blend until smooth. If the mixture is too thick add 1-2 tablespoons water.
Transfer the mixture to a bowl and refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until firm.
- Using a tablespoon, scoop some of the mixture and with lightly wet hands form a ball the size of a small walnut. Roll the ball into some cocoa powder or the ground nuts mixture and continue with the rest of the bliss balls.
- Refrigerate the bliss balls until serving. Eat!
- 180 grams dates are about 12 large medjool dates or 24 small regular dates. Also, depending on the moisture content of the dates you may or may not need to add the water.
- For the ground nuts mixture: Mix well 1/4 cup ground walnuts, 2 tablespoons ground roasted sesame seeds, and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon.
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