These Thermomix Chocolate Chia Bliss Balls are rich and chewy and filled with so much goodness. They’re perfect for keeping in the fridge for a mid-afternoon snack or post-workout energy booster.
These bliss balls are incredibly tasty. There are hundreds of recipes online for bliss balls, but these are possibly my favourite. I love how they are bite-size, so you can stop at one instead of overindulging.
Every time I go past our local The Source Bulk Foods, I get tempted to pay $3.70 for one or two of their bliss balls. They are delicious, but it’s so much cheaper to make your own.
This recipe is excellent as I’ve used sunflower seeds instead of nuts. My daughter has a nut allergy, so I’m always looking for alternatives. I’ve used Medjool dates as they are soft and caramel-like. They’re a bit more expensive than the supermarket packet dates but worth it. Chia seeds deliver a high amount of nutrients and are used in many recipes such as smoothies, chia seed puddings, cakes and bakes.
A lot of bliss balls recipes like this are promoted as being healthy. I have to say that dates are one of the highest fructose fruits so as long as you don’t eat too many at once, they are mostly good for you!
How to Make
- Grind the sunflower seeds in the Thermomix bowl for 7 seconds.
- Add the Medjool dates and mix – remember to take the stones out!
- Add the cocoa powder, cinnamon, chia seeds, maple syrup and salt and combine everything on a low speed of 5.
- Roll into walnut shape balls; if the mixture is a little sticky then place the Thermomix jug with the date mixture in it in the fridge for 15 minutes to chill so that it’s easier to roll.
- Store the balls in the fridge to set. It’s incredibly tempting to eat the mixture as you go along, which is fine, but you’ll end up with fewer balls! This recipe makes approximately ten balls, and they keep in the fridge for 1-2 weeks.
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- 90g sunflower seeds
- 200g pitted Medjool dates, see note 1
- 2 tablespoons Chia seeds, plus extra for coating
- 1 tablespoon raw cocoa powder, plus extra for coating
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- pinch of salt
- Add the sunflower seeds to the Thermomix bowl and grind 7 sec/speed 9.
- Add the dates and chop 20 sec/speed 7.
- Add the remaining ingredients and combine 15 sec/speed 5.
- Take roughly a tablespoon of the mixture out and roll into a walnut-size ball. Continue doing this until all the mixture is finished. If the mixture is a little sticky to roll, place the Thermomix jug in the fridge for 15 minutes to harden.
- I love rolling them in extra cocoa powder and chia seeds, but you could leave them bare.
- Place the balls on a tray in the fridge for 30 minutes to harden before eating.
1. Make sure to weigh the Medjool dates AFTER they have been pitted. I generally use between 12-14 but, they vary in size and weight.
To store, keep them in the fridge for 1-2 weeks in an airtight container.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 124Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 555mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 3gSugar: 15gProtein: 3g
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.