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Hazelnut Bliss Balls

  • 3 cups hazelnuts (450g)
  • 1.5 cups pitted dates
  • Dash organic vanilla essence
  • 3-4 tablespoons raw cacao, to taste
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1-2 cups extra coconut, for rolling


  1. Add all ingredients to processor and blitz until combined.
  2. Roll into small balls, coat in extra coconut.
  3. Store in air tight container in fridge for one week.

Recipe by Kimberley Welman from Stay Strong Mummy


You can omit the coconut oil for a softer ball.

For an extra hit of chocolate, you can also include a piece of dark chocolate in the centre of the ball. Simply place this in when you are rolling the balls.


Makes 12 balls, 37.5g nuts per ball.

NUTRIENT content per ball

Energy 1524kJ, Protein 6.8g, Fat 31g (Saturated fat 7.5g), Carbohydrate 12.4g, Sugars 11.4g, Fibre 7.1g, Sodium 10mg