Raw vegan brownie bliss balls

Raw vegan brownie bliss balls

Oh my gosh do I have a surprise for you! These chocolately treats are going to rock your socks off.

Packed full of nutritious raw cashews and cacao, these bliss balls are a real cinch to make – just chuck everything into the food processor, blitz, roll and you’re done. Once chilled, the coconut oil and dates give these little yummies a sweet chewy texture that is pretty much guaranteed to send pesky sugar cravings packing. They taste so chocolately and naughty you would swear they have sugar in them (but they don’t!).

I used this recipe last weekend to create a base for a chocolate mousse slice (recipe for that one to come really soon) and everyone (even my lovely omnivore friends) raved about the base. Big thumbs up.

Who ever thought healthy vegan treats could taste this good?

Raw vegan brownie bliss balls

Raw vegan brownie bliss balls

What goes in:

Makes 15 bliss balls

1 cup of raw, unsalted cashews
¼ cup of raw cacao powder
Dash of sea salt
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
6 medjool dates, with the seeds removed

The doing:

Add the cashews into a food processor and blitz until chopped into smaller, fine pieces.

Add the remaining ingredients and continue to blitz until the ingredients start to stick together, this can take a minute depending on the power of your food processor.

Finish by slowly adding 2 or 3 teaspoons of water while blitzing to get the mixture to really stick. Be careful not to add too much or the ingredients can become soggy.

Roll into small bite-sized balls and place in the freezer for half an hour to harden.


These will easily store in the fridge for up to two weeks but I betcha they won’t last that long.

If you liked this recipe, you might also like to try these guys – our chocolate fruit and nut bliss balls.


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21 Responses to Raw vegan brownie bliss balls

  1. Thalia @ butter and brioche August 1, 2014 at 2:44 pm #

    love how guilt free these brownie balls are! definitely the perfect sweet treat for when my afternoon sugar cravings hit.. they look delicious!

    • Alana August 1, 2014 at 3:09 pm #

      Hi Thalia, you read my mind! I have these on hand in the fridge. You can only eat a couple because they are so filling and they instantly kill cravings. I’m so proud of these babies. Please do let me know if you try the recipe. We love feedback x

  2. Julie @ Tastes of Lizzy T August 1, 2014 at 8:16 pm #

    I’m need of healthy snacks! 🙂 Pinned!

    • Alana August 2, 2014 at 7:47 am #

      Thank you for sharing Julie – you are a gem! xx

  3. Sarah@tomfo August 1, 2014 at 10:11 pm #

    Helloooo… Love these will have to have a go at making these. Love your blog too, gorgeous!!!!

    • Alana August 2, 2014 at 7:47 am #

      Hi Sarah! I would love to know if you do try them – feedback most welcome! And thank you for the kind words about our blog. xx

  4. vegeTARAian August 3, 2014 at 10:10 am #

    Ooh yum, these sound fab! Super easy too 😉

    • Alana August 3, 2014 at 4:46 pm #

      Hi Tara! Thank you so much. I love a quick, easy, delicious snack – they’re the best x

  5. Jenny August 3, 2014 at 10:20 am #

    Saw your comment on Modern Day Missus and thought I’d check out your blog. These look delicious! They’re on my ‘To-Make’ list, as is your recipe for all natural laundry detergent. Thanks for sharing!!

    • Alana August 3, 2014 at 4:45 pm #

      Hi Jenny and welcome! We’re so glad you found some new recipes here. That’s awesome! Love to hear your feedback when you use them xx

  6. Robyn Birkin (@moderndaymissus) August 6, 2014 at 11:38 am #

    Yummo! A few weeks ago I made bliss balls with cashews and I can’t believe I didn’t use cashews before!

    • Alana August 6, 2014 at 11:49 am #

      Absolutely Robyn! They just add a subtle sweetness and are so filling. Makes them perfect for healthy treats. I’m already thinking about what to create next with cashews. x

  7. Kyla @ Two Cups Cacao August 18, 2014 at 2:19 pm #

    Cacao and cashews?!?! My kind of dessert! I want this… now!

    • Alana August 19, 2014 at 7:35 am #

      I’m hearing you Kyla! Best combo ever 🙂 x

  8. courtney January 18, 2015 at 8:37 am #

    Do you use dried dates for this?

    • Alana January 18, 2015 at 9:21 am #

      Hi Courtney, you’ll want to use large, soft dates – these are what are often called ‘medjool dates’. You can normally find these in the fruit and veg section of your supermarket. They are much sweeter than ordinary dried dates and have a caramel-like flavour. If you wanted to use dried dates for this recipe you probably could but you may need to use more and soak them for a while. Though this may alter the texture and flavour of the bliss balls. Hope this helps. x

  9. Zoe Y February 28, 2015 at 1:47 pm #

    I just made these! So glad I did, they are heaven!! x

    • Alana March 1, 2015 at 8:23 am #

      Oh yay!! So glad you enjoyed xx

  10. Miranda May 7, 2015 at 6:32 pm #

    these are absolutely divine! i think you’ll find the coconut oil isnt actually necessary – as i’m trying to shift some weight i omitted it and they turned out fantastic 🙂 thanks so much!

    • Alana May 7, 2015 at 6:56 pm #

      Oh fabulous! Thanks for the tip Miranda. I’m making these tomorrow night so I might give them a go without the coconut oil. YUM!!!! xx


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