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Salted chocolate and nut butter bliss balls

Jessica Sepel
Jessica Sepel's bliss balls served on a plate

These protein packed balls are the perfect afternoon snack!

Jessica Sepel's bliss balls served on a plate

Bliss balls are such a good sweet treat! They’re really easy to make and will last in your freezer for weeks, so you can have them ready to go when you need an energy hit.

These nut butter balls are heavenly, and packed full of protein, magnesium and healthy fats - to keep you feeling full for longer.


  • 1 cup dates

  • 2 tbsp almond butter (or nut butter of choice)

  • 2 tbsp chia seeds

  • 1 handful raw almonds

  • 2 tbsp LSA mix or flaxseed meal

  • 1 tbsp raw cacao powder

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

  • a generous pinch of sea salt

  • 1/4 cup water

Cacao-Nut Butter Drizzle:

  • 2 tsp almond butter (or any nut butter of your choice)

  • 1 tsp maple syrup

  • 1-2 tbsp water

  • 1 tsp raw cacao powder


  1. 1

    Add all the ingredients to a food processor and process until mixture comes together (the consistency should be sticky, but you should still be able to see tiny chunks of almonds)

  2. 2

    Roll the mixture into balls and add to a lined container

  3. 3

    To make drizzle, add the almond butter, maple syrup, cacao powder and water to a bowl and stir to combine

  4. 4

    Drizzle over bliss balls

  5. 5

    Place bliss balls into the fridge or freezer for 20 minutes to set

Store in the fridge for up to a week, or freezer for a fortnight
Need some extra protein? Add a serving (25g) of chocolate protein powder before blending!

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Jessica Sepel

Founder of JSHealth, author of two best-selling books and accredited nutritionist, Jessica Sepel is passionate about taking a balanced approach when it comes to food. Jess believes we need to give up diets to overhaul our relationship with food and advocates for moderation, mindfulness at meals and healthy body image.

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