This chocolate bliss balls recipe is nut free, egg free, dairy free and gluten free. They are the perfect snack to make for school or kindy lunchboxes. These bliss balls have a beautiful chewy texture and are high in protein, complex carbohydrates and healthy fats, making them a perfect snack.Jump to Recipe
Now that school is back in business, I'm having fun making up new nut free and egg free recipes. Trying to come up with different foods to pack for lunch that are both nut free and egg free can certainly be challenging and even frustrating at times. But there are still so many other nutritious and wholesome, more allergy friendly options available to us.
But even if you're not worried about allergies, these bliss balls are still a wholesome and seriously scrumptious snack.
How to Make Nut Free Bliss Balls
Bliss ball recipes are often based on ingredients like ground nuts, almond meal and nut butters. Making nut free bliss balls is really very easy. Simply make the following swaps:
- Instead of almond meal use sunflower seed meal
- Use tahini (sesame seed paste) instead of nut butters
- Use a variety of seeds instead of nuts
Making these Chocolate Bliss Balls is Easy!
In this nut free bliss ball recipe I have used:
- medjool dates
- sunflower seed meal
- hemp seeds
- sesame seeds
- cacao powder
Using medjool dates is important as they are higher in moisture and are much more sticky, helping the mixture to bind together. I haven't tested this recipe with regular dried dates but if you wish to do so I would consider soaking them until softened.
To make these bliss balls, simply add all of the ingredients to a food processor and blitz on high until the mixture is sticking together well. I generally blend the mixture for at least 2 minutes as this helps to release the oils from the seeds.
In this recipe I have rolled the bliss balls in hemp seeds and crushed cacao nibs. You can roll them in whatever you like though, sesame seeds or desiccated coconut works really well too.
If you can't get cacao powder, you could also use a good quality, organic cacoa powder. Try and find one that is preservative free.
How to Make Sunflower Seed Meal
Sunflower seed meal is a great alternative to using almond meal in cooking and baking. It has a very mild flavour, which means it works well as a base for many recipes. I love using it in recipes like banana bread, cookies and these bliss balls.
Making your own sunflower seed meal is incredibly easy. Just add the desired amount of sunflower seeds to a food processor or blender (a bullet blender works well too). Blend the seeds on high until you achieve the desired consistency. If you're using a bullet blender, you'll need to remove the blender and give it a bit of a shake throughout otherwise you may end up on your way to making sunflower seed butter. Store any leftover sunflower seed meal in a glass jar in the fridge.
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- food processor or blender
- 10 medjool dates pits removed
- 1 cup sunflower seeds
- ¼ cup hemp seeds
- ¼ cup sesame seeds
- ¼ cup cacao powder
- 2 tbsp tahini
- 1 ½ tbsp water
- Firstly add the sunflower seeds to the food processor or blender and blend on high to create a meal like texture.
- To the sunflower seed meal add the remaining ingredients and blend on high until well combined and mixture sticks together. Blending for at least 2 minutes is optimal.
- Take spoonfuls of mixture and roll into balls and then place onto a plate.
- Then pour either hemp seeds, sesame seeds or dessicated coconut into a small bowl and coat each ball.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 7 days or store in freezer.
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