Raw Cacao Granola Bliss Balls

17 August 2015 | Recipes
Raw Cacao Granola Bliss Balls

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Raw Cacao Granola Bliss Balls


  • 1 cup medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 tbs coconut oil
  • 1 tbs tahini
  • 2 tbs raw cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup pepitas
  • 1/4 cup goji berries
  • 3/4 cup Isowhey Superfood Sprinkle*
  • 50g dark chocolate, melted (I like to use 85% Lindt)


  1. Line an oven tray or large plate with baking paper. 
  2. Process the dates, coconut oil, tahini and cacao in a food processor until they form a paste.
  3. Add the pecans, peptias and goji berries and process briefly until just combined (you don’t want the superfood sprinkle to get too pulverised in the processor).
  4. Shape the mixture into tablespoon-sized balls and place on the lined tray. Note you will need to press this mixture together in your hands and shape into balls rather than roll. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes or fridge for 30 minutes to set. 
  5. Remove from the freezer or fridge and drizzle with the melted chocolate in a fast zig zag motion. Place back in the fridge or freezer for 10-30 minutes until chocolate is set.
  6. Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. 

* Isowhey Superfood Sprinkle is available in health food stores and selected Priceline stores. You can substitute with activated buckwheat (buckinis) and some coconut flakes.

Note:  If you make substitutions due to allergies or flavour preferences I cannot guarantee the results. Below are some substitute suggestions, but they have not been tested. If you follow them I would love to hear about your results in the comments below.


Medjool Dates: These babies are the glue that hold these bliss balls together. Replace them with prunes for a similar texture or if you want to go completely fruit free try 1/2 cup of cashew butter and 1/2 cup of coconut oil but don’t over process the mixture or it will be impossible to mould into balls. If you do take it too far just pop the mixture in the fridge to harden up a little.

Tahini: Replace with nut butter if your choice.

Cacao: Nope! When the ingredient is in the title I refuse to give a substitution… oh, okay try carob powder or vanilla protein powder.

Pecans: Nut of your choice.

Pepitas: Seeds of your choice.

Isowhey Superfood Sprinkle: Substitute with buckwheat buckinis and coconut flakes.

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    I made them last night and they were yum! With the buckinis – do you soak them first or put in raw? I bought some desiccated coconut to roll them in for me next batch – think I used a bit too much coconut oil, so they get a bit oily when at room temperature… Thanks for the recipe!!!

    1. Jordanna

      Hey Margreet. If you’re using activated buckwheat you just need to throw them straight into the mix. Next time if you add to much coconut oil throw in some desiccated coconut or almond meal in to soak it up. Glad you enjoyed them!

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