Easy Bliss Balls Recipe

Enjoy a guilt-free treat with this delicious Bliss Balls Recipe, a simple yet nourishing snack made with only four wholesome ingredients. These bite-sized delights offer an amazing energy boost for any time of day, delivering a burst of natural sweetness and pure happiness in every bite.

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Nine chocolate dusted bliss balls on a plate.

Why you should try this recipe:

I try to keep everything in my life as simple as possible, especially when it comes to feeding my family. I love serving them wholesome, balanced food, but who wants to spend all their time in the kitchen? That’s why I’m excited about this Bliss Ball recipe—they’re not only delicious and nourishing but also incredibly easy to make. I hope you and your family enjoy this simple recipe as much as we do! Let’s dive into what you’ll need to whip up these Orange Bliss Balls.

Bliss Balls Ingredients

This almond and date bliss balls recipe requires 4 ingredients only:

Ingredients needed to make bliss balls recipe

Recipe Notes:

  • Almonds: Use raw almonds for the best flavor and nutritional value.
  • Dates: Make sure to remove the pits from the dates before using them.
  • Orange: If possible, choose an unwaxed orange for the zest and juice.
  • Cacao Powder: Opt for raw cacao powder to retain the maximum amount of antioxidants and nutrients

See the recipe card below for a full list of ingredients 👇

Yes, that is all. 4 Ingredients only to make this delicious healthy treat.

How to make almond and date bliss balls

  • Combine Ingredients: Place the almonds, dates, orange zest, cocoa powder, and a generous squeeze of orange juice into a food processor.
  • Process: Blend the ingredients for 2-3 minutes until they come together and form a sticky, uniform mixture.
  • Roll into Balls: Scoop out a tablespoon of the mixture and roll it between your palms to form a small ball. Repeat until all the mixture is used.
  • Place on Plate: Arrange the bliss balls on a plate.
  • Dust with Cacao: Lightly dust the bliss balls with cacao powder using a small fine-mesh sieve (not a thief!).
  • Refrigerate: Refrigerate the bliss balls for 30 minutes to firm up.
  • Enjoy!

Expert Tips:

Clean Almonds and Dates: Wash and dry almonds before adding them to the food processor. Nuts often travel long distances before reaching our kitchens and may carry dirt or debris. Similarly, a quick wash of the dates with warm water is a great idea.
Adjust Consistency: If your mixture seems too dry after processing and doesn’t hold its shape well, add a teaspoon or two of orange juice. This will help the mixture bind together more easily and form perfect bliss balls.

How to serve

Packed with crunchy nuts and sweet dates, these little energy bites are the perfect pick-me-up whenever you need a little boost. Enjoy them as:

  • An afternoon snack: Keep a batch in the fridge for a quick, healthy treat between meals.
  • A pre- or post-workout fuel: The natural sugars and protein will give you the energy you need to power through your fitness routine.
  • A dessert: Their naturally sweet flavor makes them a guilt-free (gluten-free) dessert option.
  • A lunchbox addition: These bliss balls are a fun and nutritious addition for kids’ and adults’ lunchboxes. Just make sure nuts are allowed.

The best part? You can feel good about enjoying these Orange Bliss Balls because they’re unprocessed and free of refined sugars.

A close up photo of nine bliss balls on a grey plate.

❄️ How to store

We usually devour these Bliss Balls within a day or two, but if you have more self-control than my kids, you can definitely store them for later. They make a fantastic make-ahead snack!

  • Refrigerate: Store the Orange Bliss Balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. They’ll stay fresh and delicious, ready for a quick energy boost whenever you need it.
  • Freeze: For longer storage, freeze the Bliss Balls in an airtight container or freezer-safe bag for up to 3 months. Thaw them overnight in the refrigerator or for a few hours at room temperature before enjoying them.

Bliss Ball Recipe

Cacao dusted bliss balls on a plate.

Easy Bliss Ball Recipe

Elena Elliott
These delicious Orange Bliss Balls are a breeze to make with just a few simple ingredients. Packed with wholesome goodness, they offer a burst of natural sweetness and citrusy flavor in every bite. Perfect for a quick energy boost or a guilt-free treat, these no-bake snacks are a must-try!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Rolling the bliss balls 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 16 bliss balls


  • 8 pitted dates
  • 100 grams raw almonds
  • 1 teaspoon raw cacao powder, plus extra for dusting
  • zest of 1 unwaxed orange
  • 3-4 teaspoons orange juice


  • Wash and dry the almonds thoroughly and the dates.
  • Place all ingredients (except extra cacao powder) into a food processor. Process for 2-3 minutes, or until the mixture comes together and forms a sticky dough.
  • Roll tablespoon-sized amounts of the mixture into small balls.
  • Place the balls on a plate and dust them with cacao powder using a fine-mesh sieve.
  • Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to firm up and enjoy.


  • Rinse almonds and dates before using.
  • If the mixture is too dry, add an extra teaspoon of orange juice at a time until the desired consistency is reached.
  • If the mixture is too wet, add a few more almonds to the food processor.
  • You can increase the amount of cacao powder to 2 teaspoons for a more intense chocolate flavor.
  • Store bliss balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 3 months.


Amount Per Serving
calories 153
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3 g 5 %
Saturated Fat 0 g 1 %
Monounsaturated Fat 2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Sodium 1 mg 0 %
Potassium 312 mg 9 %
Total Carbohydrate 32 g 11 %
Dietary Fiber 4 g 17 %
Sugars 26 g  
Protein 2 g 5 %
Vitamin A 0 %
Vitamin C 7 %
Calcium 3 %
Iron 4 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
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