Protein Balls Recipe, aka ‘Raw Bliss Balls’

Protein Balls Recipe - Kim D'Eon

If you like to eat healthy, whole foods, but still love a good chocolaty snack, this raw protein balls recipe is for you!

Some call them “bliss balls” others “protein balls”, but no matter what you call them, you will fall in love with their deliciousness. Plus, they’re gluten-free, dairy-free, refined-sugar free AND portable. Plus plus, they are ridiculously simple to make.

It’s essentially a two-step process. Blend, and roll. That’s it! And with only five ingredients (all of which I always have on hand) these protein balls are now one of my all-time favourite desserts to make.

Little back-story: My first foray into bliss balls had them accompanying me to a family BBQ with a backyard full of people who consider chia, tahini and cacao words for weirdos. I had no idea how they’d go over. But, I’m not lying when I say: EVERYBODY loved them. In fact, they asked me to bring some more next time. So, there you go. Dessert doesn’t have to be devilish.

Protein Balls Recipe, a.k.a. Bliss Balls
 
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup nut butter and/or tahini
  • ¼ cup cacao
  • ½ cup dates (pit removed)
  • ½ cup almond meal
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients in food a processor
  2. Remove the mixture from the processor and mix into small balls.
  3. Coat balls in toppings of your choice (i.e.: sesame seeds, cacao nibs, shredded coconut - anything that floats your boat!)
  4. Impress your family and friends.
This raw protein balls recipe makes a great gift as well — just wrap them in a pretty box and you’re good to go! I know you’re psyched to make them. So, let me know how it goes and if you coated them in something new and exciting. Snap some pics and share with me on Twitter or Instagram by tagging me @kimdeoncom and using the hashtag #EatSomeGood so I can find your healthy creations.

K

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