Cocoa and Chia High Protein Bliss Balls


Crunchy, soft,moist and chewy all at the same time this healthy snack has no added sugar, no oils, no peanut butter or almond butters to add unnessesary calories. The contrasting textures add further interest as opposed to eating into a bliss ball where you can’t tell what’s inside.

In addition they do have a low carb high protein powder to help with satiety, fresh ground walnuts and seeds and a small amount of dates. They taste fantastic are lower calorie than your typical bliss ball and are satisfying.

I will make a Heathy Rum Ball recipe in time for Christmas based on this recipe but with a few minor alterations. 


100g pitted dried dates ( not medjool )

50g hot water

150g Walnut halves

40g sunflower seeds

30g ( 1 small scoop + 1 see method ) chocolate low carb protein powder

1 tspn vanilla bean essence

1/2 tspn cinnamon

3 level tbspns chia seeds

3   level tbspns shredded coconut 

Raw Cocoa powder for coating


Soak pitted dates, 1 tbspn shredded coconut with the hot water for half an hour.

Don’t drain. 

Blend half the walnuts to meal.

Blend the other half for a briefer time. They should be even sized pieces half the size of pinenuts. The varied textures are part of what makes these bliss balls interesting.

Blend half the date mixture to a paste.

Blend the other half for less time, to tiny pieces but not paste.

Reserve the cocoa powder and the extra scoop of protein powder.

Mix all the ingredients until evenly distributed and a sticky dough is formed. The consistency will vary depending on the brand and type of protein powder used.

Add some of the reserved protein powder if you find it is too wet. Bear in mind the liquid will be absorbed by the coconut and the protein powder when in the fridge. If you think it’s too dry add one tspn of water , mix and try out the consistency when you roll into a ball.

Form balls the size you prefer, and liberally dust with cocoa powder. The best way to do this is to place the rolled bliss balls in an airtight container with the cocoa powder, seal and shake. 

Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Best eaten a day afterwards. Will keep for at least a week… If they last that long.


13 Comments Add yours

  1. foodinbooks says:

    The beauty of these things is that they don’t look healthy. They look absolutely sinful and delicious. Another great post. I might try making those for Christmas actually.

    1. I’ll be making a Christmas version of these as my mother-in-law loves rum balls. It will be a small variation to this as I’ll add a couple of christmas flavous. These have been very popular .

  2. Megala says:

    Great recipe !

    1. Hi Megala thank you . Hope you have been well.

  3. SavouriesbyS says:

    these look great!

    1. Yes, my favourite bliss balls.

  4. mistimaan says:

    Looks too yum 🙂

    1. Thank you

  5. jyo says:

    Such an awesome recipe !!

  6. Ramyarecipes says:

    Interesting one, good for health 🙂

  7. chefkreso says:

    These are a must-do for hiking, they look so tasty!

  8. dtills says:

    I agree with chefkreso! These would be great for a hike, or sitting by the fire and chowing down!! 🙂

    1. Easy to do…. Chow down

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