Those Vegan Fudgy Brownie Bliss Balls are like delicious little bite-sized raw brownies. Ready in minutes, they’re the perfect solution to satisfy your sweet tooth and chocolate cravings in a healthy, wholesome way!
If like me you have a sweet tooth and can’t ever really call a meal complete if it’s not crowned with at least a little teeny bite of somethin’ shweet, then these scrumptious Fudgy Brownie Bliss Balls are totally for you! They’re soft and tender, moist and chewy, fudgy and dense, and oh so deliciously chocolate-y. Oh, and they’re totally wholesome and healthy, too; But that? your taste buds they don’t really care to know… so let’s just keep this little detail between us!
Not only that, but the balls are the perfect bite-size — one or two will totally hit the spot — and the recipe comes together in no time at all. In fact, they are so easy to make, you’ll find that this post bears a lot more pictures than it does instructions. Truth is, I’m sure that you could totally get by without the instructions and simply look at the pictures.
And after making them just a few times — which I’m absolutely convinced you will — you’ll hardly even need the recipe at all…
Start by adding 1 cup of walnuts to the bowl of your food processor…
If you didn’t have any walnuts, I’m guessing that pecans, cashews, peanuts or hazelnuts would also do the trick.
…and reduce them to a coarse meal.
Next, add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl… We’re talking:
- 1/2 cup date paste
- 2/3 cup almond flour
- 1/3 cup cacao powder
- 1/4 cup hemp seeds
- 3 tbsp creamy cashew butter
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 tsp pure almond extract
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
Here if you didn’t have any cashew butter on hand, I think that pretty much any kind of nut butter would work, so you can safely go ahead and use whatever you have available.
Process all the ingredients on pulse until a moist, dough-like mixture forms. This shouldn’t take more than a few seconds!
Next, with the help of a small ice cream scoop, form balls of 1″ in diameter.
Of course, you could totally get the job done without the ice cream scoop, but trust me, it’s so much easier if you use it! Not only does it pre-shape the balls for you, it also ensures that all your balls are the exact same size! If you decide to do without one, you’ll want to scoop about 1 tablespoon of dough per ball.
Now roll those balls between the palms of your hands to shape them into perfectly round little spheres.
Ta-dah! Technically, you could be finished right here. Indeed, your bliss balls are perfectly good to go (and eat) as they stand right now!
As such, this final step is totally optional, but if you want to make your balls extra pretty and yum, roll them into your choice of cacao powder, hemp seeds or almond flour.
It is a bit of a messy process and will require a few extra minutes of your time, but I find it’s so entirely worth it… I’m the kind who likes to eat with their eyes!
And there you have it, your brownie bliss balls are now officially ready to be enjoyed, although I prefer mine after they’ve had a chance to chill in the fridge for a bit. It makes them that much chewier…
You finished bliss balls will keep in the refrigerator in a sealed container for up to a month, or up to 4 months in the freezer.
But erm… just so you know: they’re also crazy good right out of the freezer!
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Vegan Fudgy Brownie Bliss Balls
- Add the walnuts to the bowl of your food processor and reduce them to a coarse meal.
- Next, add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl and process on pulse until a moist, dough-like mixture forms.
- With the help of a small ice cream scoop, form balls of 1" in diameter; Roll them between the palms of your hands to shape perfectly round balls.
- Roll the balls in cacao powder, hemp seeds or almond flour.
- Keep refrigerated in an airtight container for up to a month or up to 4 months in the freezer.