chocolate peppermint bliss balls

Seriously Good Chocolate Peppermint Bliss Balls

These delicious Chocolate Peppermint Bliss Balls are the perfect addition for mum lunches or an after-school snack. These bliss balls are made from cashews, almonds, dates, sultanas, cacao and peppermint extract. This is an easy no bake recipe that’s free from dairy and gluten.

Peppermint and chocolate. Chocolate and peppermint. A match made in food heaven. In my humble opinion. I think the best way to articulate how much I love this flavour combo is to let you know that for the best part of winter I could not stop snacking on these mint treat type biscuits. I am ashamed to actually even admit how many of these biscuits I ate. Needless to say with summer on its way I am needing to work all of them off. But I don’t need to miss out on the mint chocolate deliciousness with these Chocolate Peppermint Bliss Balls! 

choc peppermint bliss ballsI was actually really surprised that Mr 7 loved these. He is a bit of a chocolate fiend and loves bliss balls. But still. They are quite minty. So I assumed I would have these all to myself, as this is the kid who complains our toothpaste is too minty. And that’s the toothpaste designed for kids that’s meant to taste more like bubblegum than toothpaste.

Anyway. No such luck. He lurves them! But, I will be honest, Miss 4 complained they were ‘too spicy’ for her. So they haven’t been a total hit with everyone. So if you are concerned that your kids will not like the mint flavour, you can always reduce the amount of peppermint extract in the mix.

choc peppermint bliss ballsStoring the bliss balls

I love how quick and easy bliss balls are to make. And they are fantastic to prep for lunchboxes. I normally store my bliss balls in containers in the freezer and they will keep for 2-3 months. You can store these in the fridge for around 5 days. But, honestly they seem to get eaten soooo quickly when I do, so freezing works best for me. If freezing the bliss balls take them out the freezer the night before you want them and defrost overnight in the fridge. You can also defrost at room temperature too.

chocolate peppermint bliss balls

Substitutions in the Chocolate Peppermint Bliss Balls

I made these Chocolate Peppermint Bliss Balls with almonds and cashews but you could really mix and match with any nuts. I have not tested a nut free version but you could try subbing in oats and sunflower seeds. If you are looking for nut free bliss balls why not try my delicious Apple Pie Bliss Bites or my Carrot Cake Bliss Balls. Both of these recipes are perfect for nut free school lunchboxes. 

If you don’t have medjool dates you can use other dates but I would recommend soaking the dates in hot water for around 5 minutes first so that they are softer. Once they have soaked drain the water from the dates before using. Sultanas can be substituted for raisins or more dates (around 2-3 depending on their size).

minty chocolate bliss balls

Roasting the nuts

I highly recommend roasting the nuts. It brings out a depth of flavour and sweetness in the nuts which I love. To roast the nuts, preheat your oven to around 200c. Place the nuts on a baking tray and spread out and roast for around 4 minutes. You can roast these ahead of time. To store, cool completely and put in an airtight jar. 

Looking for other bliss ball flavour combinations? Why not try these delicious Chocolate Orange and Almond Bliss Balls or these Mocha Bliss Balls. Or you may love these Cashew Cacao and Berry Energy Bites  or these yummy Fruit and Nut Chocolate Bliss Balls.

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Seriously Good Chocolate Peppermint Bliss Balls

  • Author: Bernadette - Goodie Goodie Lunchbox
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 bliss balls 1x
  • Category: Bliss Balls
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: Western

Description

These delicious Chocolate Peppermint Bliss Balls are the perfect addition for mum lunches or an after-school snack. These bliss balls are made from cashews, almonds, dates, sultanas, cacao and peppermint extract. This is an easy, no bake recipe that’s free from dairy and gluten.


Scale

Ingredients

  • 100g (around 8-10) medjool dates
  • 50g roasted cashews
  • 50g roasted almonds
  • 1/4 cup sultanas
  • 1/4 cup cacao
  • 1 1/2 tsp good quality peppermint extract
  • coconut for rolling

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients into a food processor with the s-blade attachment.
  2. Process on high for around three minutes or until well combined and the ingredients are chopped quite finely.
  3. Scoop a tablespoon of the mixture and roll to make a ball in between your hands. Roll the ball lightly in the coconut to coat then roll again in your hands so that the coconut sticks to the ball. Repeat to make 12 bliss balls.
  4. Store in the fridge in an airtight container for around 5 days or in the freezer for two to three months.

Notes

To roast the nuts, preheat your oven to around 200c. Place the nuts on a baking tray and spread out and roast for around 4 minutes. Keep an eye on them so they do not burn.

Keywords: Bliss Balls; Chocolate Peppermint Bliss Balls; Chocolate Peppermint Energy Bites; Energy Bites; No Bake Bliss Bites

I hope you enjoy these delicious Chocolate Peppermint Bliss Balls. Remember to share your goodies with me on Instagram or Facebook. It also means so much to me if you love my recipes that you rate them, so if you can please take the time to do this I would be so grateful!

Happy snacking,
Bernadette x

chocolate peppermint bliss balls

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