Seeded vegan bliss balls, a simple healthy snack that’s naturally sweetened and packed with great whole foods like dates, nuts and seeds.
I hate to say it, but we’re nearing the end of summer and the school year is upon us. That means busy days away from home, and if you’re anything like me, call for plenty of snacks.
That means quick and easy snacks that are filling and tasty. Enter these Vegan Seeded Bliss Balls. They're made with dates, nuts and seeds and are super tasty.
They make for a great make-ahead snack for outdoor activities or even just an after-school snack. Check out our Back to School Nutrition post for more tips on making healthy choices for school.
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Ready to make these simple Seeded Bliss Balls? Let’s do it!
1 - Soak the dates. You want the dates to be nice and soft, so if you find your dates are super hard, simply set them in a bowl and cover them with water for about 30 minutes, then drain.
2 - Add nuts: Add almonds and cashews (but you can sub in any type of nut) to a food processor or blender, and pulse until finely chopped, about 1-2 minutes.
3 - Blend: Add dates and spices to the food processor and blend until mixture is smooth and well combined, about 3-5 minutes of blending.
4 - Refrigerate: Set the mixture in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Trust me, it’s much easier to roll into balls after some refrigeration.
5 - Roll into balls: Remove the mixture from the fridge. Take about one tablespoon of the mixture at a time, and roll into 1-inch balls. In two shallow dishes, add chia seeds to one and pepitas to the other. Roll each ball in one (or both!) of the seed bowls until each is completely coated. Enjoy!
Seeded Vegan Bliss Balls: Tips, Tricks and Tools
You only need a couple tools for this simple recipe: a food processor or blender and a couple small bowls. That’s it!
Soften the dates. Hard dates will just break into pieces, but soft dates are easily mashed into a paste.
Mix it up! Use walnuts instead of cashews, or try sunflower seeds for a nut-free option. Also try soft dried apricots instead of dates. Feel free to add in extra spices like cinnamon or cardamom.
We hope you love these naturally sweetened Seeded Vegan Bliss Balls!
- Made with whole food ingredients like dates, nuts and seeds
- Quick and nutrient dense
- The perfect snack for a quick and tasty pick-me-up
- Portable and kid-friendly!
Love this simple snack recipe? Check out our other delicious healthy snack recipes like these Oatmeal Energy Balls or our Mango Ginger Trail Mix.
Did you enjoy these naturally sweetened Seeded Vegan Bliss Balls as much as we do?
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Seeded Vegan Bliss Balls
- ½ cup almonds
- ½ cup cashews
- 2 cups dates softened in water for about 30 min
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ginger
- ⅛ teaspoon cloves
- ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
- Chop: Combine almonds and cashews in food processor or blender and pulse until finely chopped (1-2 minutes)
- Blend: Add dates and spices and blend until smooth (3-5 minutes)
- Cool: Refrigerate for 30 minutes (so it’s easier to form into balls)
- Shape: Roll date/nut mixture into 1-inch balls. Fill two small, shallow dishes one with chia seeds and one with pepitas (pumpkin seeds). Coat each ball in one of seeds (or both!). Enjoy!
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