These chocolatey energy balls are a regular staple in my home! I simply CAN’T LIVE without them…
The inspiration for this recipe came from my holistic nutrition college friend, the beautiful Jade B. of Your Natural Serenity Blog. While doing a group assignment, Jade brought in similar energy balls to get us through the long day of studying. They were simply AMAZING and kept the study group going! In fact, they were so unforgettable that I have created my own version to share with you!
The best part is that these dark chocolate bliss bits are made with nourishing WHOLESOME ingredients! OMG! You Will LOVE THEM too! I promise!
➳ The sweetener used in this recipe is simply the dates and maple syrup for the glaze ✓
The Aztecs gave cacao the name “yollotl eztil”, meaning “heart blood” because they believed it gave cardiovascular system support.
Don’t forget to soak those nuts overnight or at least for 8 hours. Benefits of soaking them includes reducing phytic acid and tannins. Also, it neutralizes the enzyme inhibitors which increases the production of beneficial enzymes. What the wha? Basically, it makes digesting them easier and it makes the proteins more readily available for absorption.
DON’T add all ingredients to the food processor at once! Add the gluten free rolled oats first and blend. Then add the walnuts, pecans and hemp seeds. I LOVE to use Hemp Hearts from Manitoba Harvest. After that add the remaining ingredients to make the cacao bliss bits balls.
Hemp seeds are exceptionally nutritious and rich in healthy fats, protein and various minerals.
Make sure the dough turns into a ball. If it’s too dry add a little bit of water. Then start rolling those bliss bits balls! You can use a teaspoon to regulate the size because by hand I typically make them a little TOO BIG …
Dates are rich in nearly 70 bioactive minerals that support our adrenal glands and they help restore peristaltic function in our intestines.
Now let’s move on to the bliss bits ball glaze! The combination of coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla creates this delicious caramel-like consistency. Dip the bliss bits in the glaze and then on a separate plate roll them in shredded coconut flakes. TIP! You can place several bliss bits balls at a time on the pan to speed up the process and increase the absorption of the glazed goodness!
YES! Look at these wholesome beauties!!!
You can store them in a sealed glass container in the fridge for a week or you can freeze them for later. Whatever you do, they won’t last – they are just too good!
These beauties contain minerals like iron, potassium, zinc and magnesium. They are high in omega 3 & 6 fatty acids. The taste is balanced out with a chocolatey, coconut crunch on the outside and a soft, rich inside. Amazing to enjoy as a HEALTHY snack!
These Vegan Bliss Bits are simply irresistible! Sometimes the word “in moderation” doesn’t apply when these balls are in town.
I hope you ❥ enjoy these Vegan Bliss Bits!
➳ Gluten Free
➳ Dairy Free
➳ High in fiber
➳ Perfect balance of chocolate
➳ Refined Sugar-Free
➳ Healthy Snack
➳ Somewhat crunchy
➳ So Yummy!!!
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I would LOVE to see how these Vegan Bliss Bits turn out for you!
BEEkind & BEEhealthy ♥︎
Vegan Bliss Bits
Yield 16-18 balls
These energy power balls are filled with wholesome goodness and are simply delicious! A wonderful snack for any occasion or if you are simply having a chocolate craving moment. They are gluten and dairy free. Enjoy!
You will need these:
- 1 cup (128 g) gluten-free rolled oats
- 1/2 cup (64 g) soaked walnuts
- 1/2 cup (64 g) soaked pecans
- 1/4 cup (32 g) raw shelled hemp seeds
- 1 cup (128 g) dates
- 1/3 cup (78 g) cacao powder
- 2 Tbsp (28.3 g) coconut oil
- 1 tsp (5 g) vanilla
- 1/4 tsp (1.25 g) Himalayan salt or sea salt
- 3 Tbsp (45 g) water (add more if too dry)
- 2 Tbsp (30 g) coconut oil
- 2 Tbsp (30 g) maple syrup
- 1 tsp (15 g) vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup (78 g) unsweetened shredded coconut flakes
It is done like so:
- First, add the oats alone to the food processor and grind.
- Then, add the walnuts, pecans and hemp seeds and grind some more.
- Now, add the remaining dough ingredients to the food processor and grind until all ingredients turn into a moist dough/ball. If the dough is too dry you can add another tsp of water until it rolls into a dough.
- Start to roll the timbit balls and lay them out on a piece of parchment paper or a large plate.
- Put the plate of timbit balls in the fridge or freezer while making the glaze 5-10min.
- To make the glaze, melt the coconut oil on low heat then add maple syrup and the vanilla extract.
- Turn off the stove and start to whisk until you get a soft caramelly consistency.
- Put the unsweetened shredded coconut flakes in a bowl.
- Dip the timbit balls in the glaze and then roll them in the coconut topping.
You can put them in the fridge in a sealed glass container for up to a week or freeze them.
You will need: ❋ food processor ❋ measuring spoons & cups ❋ pan ❋ bowl ❋ parchment paper ❋ large plate ❋ glass storage container ❋ small spoon
Cuisine Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar Free