Chocolate tahini bliss balls that are simply divine. They are really easy to make and are ready in less than 30 minutes. Did you know that tahini is a good source of healthy fats as well as protein? On the other hand, dates are loaded with fiber and potassium. #winning 👍🏻 Try this healthy vegan snack the next time you need a little pick-me-up.
Main ingredients in vegan bliss balls
Medjool dates should be soft and sticky. I recommend getting dates with the seed still inside. You can actually purchase dates that are pitted so you can skip the step of removing the seed but I don’t recommend this. In my experience, a container of pitted dates usually has at least one date that didn’t get pitted properly, leaving the seed intact which can wreck havoc on your blender or food processor. Getting dates with the seed makes it so that you get to inspect the inside of every single one. This usually isn’t a big deal but I have run into a date every once in a while that does have black mold on the inside. If it would have come pitted, I would not have seen the mold.
Tahini should be nice and creamy. It should be a similar consistency to pancake batter, not thick like nut butter. If you’re not sure which brand to go with, Soom is the best I have found.
Cocoa Powder gives these bliss balls a rich chocolate flavor. I like to use FlavaMix from FlavaNaturals because it is packed with flavanol antioxidants.
Tips for making these bliss balls
Using a food processor makes this recipe incredibly fast. That being said, I have made date balls without one. It does take a bit longer but they turn out just as delicious. If you are making these bliss balls without a food processor it’s important for the dates to be moist. If they are on the dryer side (not tacky) then after removing the pits, you’ll want to soak them in hot water for about 5 minutes. Once they are nice and moist, finely chop them and add them into a bowl with the rest of the ingredients.
How to store date balls
You’ll want to store these chocolate tahini date balls in an airtight container. I recommend glass as they tend to provide a tighter seal, keeping your tasty food fresher longer. They can keep in an airtight container at room temperature for a week or in the fridge for two weeks.
We hope you love these bliss balls! They’re:
& the perfect vegan snack!
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