Looking for a tasty snack? These chocolate bliss balls with cashews, dates, and coconut are absolutely delicious – and they’re full of nutrients, too!
Even better: there’s no cooking involved. All you need is 4 ingredients and 10 minutes to make these.
They’re perfect for staying on top of mid-morning or afternoon hunger, or for whenever you’re craving something a little sweet but still nourishing.
Chocolate Coconut Bliss Balls with Dates
Bliss balls, also known as energy bites or snack balls, are like no-bake granola bars – except they don’t always have oats in them. They’re soft and chewy, and usually made of dried fruit and nuts.
I love having these little nuggets of goodness on hand. They’re great energy boosters full of whole, real food!
Cocoa powder adds the chocolatey flavor, and the coconut and cashews add a richness and texture that makes these so delicious. Plus, the dates add plenty of sweetness without the need for added sugar.
And they come together super quickly. Really, the “hardest” part is rolling them together with your hands (and that’s not even hard!). 😉
That said, if that’s a deal breaker for you, just press the mixture firmly into a pan, let set for an hour in the fridge, and then slice into rectangles instead. Whatever works!
Looking for more flavor combinations? Check out these mix & match energy balls ideas!
Cashew Chocolate Energy Bites Ingredients
To make these energy bites, you’ll need:
- pitted dates (I like to use Medjool dates, because they have a caramel-like flavor, but regular dates work too! They have a lighter flavor, but they still taste sweet. Just make sure the pits are removed – you can buy them pre-pitted to save time.)
- cocoa powder
- cashews (unsalted – or if salted, skip the pinch of salt)
- shredded coconut (unsweetened)
- pinch of salt
Yep, that’s it! So simple, yet so perfect.
You can totally play around with these ingredients, too.
Instead of dates, you can use any type of dried fruit (as long as it’s soft). For example: raisins, dried apricots, or dried figs. Any type of nut will work here, too: pecans, almonds, walnuts, etc.
Feel free to mix things up or even to do a combination of fruit/nuts!
How to Make Chocolate Bliss Balls
The only piece of equipment you need to make these chocolate bliss balls is a food processor.
Combine all ingredients and process until mostly smooth (about 1 minute). Divide into 12 pieces and use your hands to roll into balls.
Enjoy right away, or save in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days! It helps to divide any layers in your tupperware with parchment paper, so the balls won’t stick together.
You can also freeze these for up to one month. Just defrost in the refrigerator before you’re ready to eat!
I hope you love these yummy make-ahead snack bites!
What are some of your favorite snacks to have on hand? Let me know in the comments!
Check out some of my other favorite no-bake snack recipes:
- Salty Maple Nut Energy Bites
- No Bake Turmeric Ginger Energy Balls
- Vanilla Protein Balls with Figs
- Oatmeal Raisin Energy Bites
- Cinnamon Raisin Almond Energy Balls
- Stuffed Dates with Peanut Butter
- No Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bars
- No Bake Chocolate Almond Bites
- Tart Cherry Pie Snack Balls
- 1 cup Medjool dates (pitted)
- 1 cup cashews (unsalted - if salted, skip the pinch of salt below)
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)
- 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
- pinch of salt
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth (about 1 minute). The mixture should stick together.
- Divide into 12 pieces and use your hands to roll into balls. Enjoy!