Almond Bliss Balls {Vegan, Paleo}

An easy, healthy snack full of amazing ALMOND flavor. Almond Bliss Balls made with just TWO main ingredients. These chewy bites of bliss have NO added sugar, gluten/grains, or dairy.Almond Bliss Balls (Vegan, Paleo, No-Bake) from PrettyPies.comHappy New Year, friends! I’m back from a little blogging break over the holiday. Refreshed and ready to jump back into some new recipes.

I’m starting off the year with another QUICK, EASY, SIMPLE no-cook recipe! Seriously, these couldn’t be easier. And they’re pretty much impossible to mess up, haha.Almond Bliss Balls (Vegan, Paleo, No-Bake) from PrettyPies.com

TWO.

These bliss balls are made with just TWO main ingredients (plus extracts and salt) !! Can you even BELIEVE it?! I’m still in disbelief myself.

WHAT are these two ingredients? You may already have them in your pantry.

Two items I ALWAYS keep stocked. Two items I use in the majority of my recipes

It’s two of my FAVORITE staples: ALMONDS and DATES. (Dry roasted, unsalted almonds and medjool dates, to be exact) 🙂

Medjool dates are much larger, softer, and more caramel-like than deglet noor. But any type of dates will work.

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I Heart my Cuisinart

If you don’t own a food processor, NOW’s the time. You can make SO many delicious things with it that are not possible with a regular blender. Not only that, it shreds, slices, chops and purees, too! I use mine pretty much every single day in one way or another.

But my FAVORITE use is blending nuts and dates together for such amazing mouth-watering BLISS such as this. In fact, that’s the main reason I got one in the first place. You literally throw in the ingredients, pulse a few times – maybe 1 minute total – and they’re ready to roll.

I use this Cuisinart food processor. It still performs just as well as it did 5 years ago. And when I got a crack in my blade a few weeks ago, I contacted customer service (they were SO nice!) and they sent me a BRAND NEW blade for FREE! Not many companies do things like that these days. I was impressed.

And no, this is not a sponsored post. I just really like the company and products 😉 However, I do use Amazon affiliate links, and if you make a purchase, I receive a small percentage which helps support the overhead costs of this blog and keeps these recipes FREE for you. 🙂  Thank you for your support.Almond Bliss Balls (Vegan, Paleo, No-Bake) from PrettyPies.com

LIFE OF THE PARTY

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my stories about all the parties and events we went to around Christmas. I LOVE any reason to make a dessert! And get to share it with my friends and family. Food + Family is the BEST. 

I made these Almond Bliss Balls for a party we hosted at our house last week. It was a game night with brother’s family and our lifelong friends and their kids. We had SUCH a blast! I haven’t laughed that much is forever. Our house was full and our hearts were fuller, ha. Laughter really is good medicine.

ps. I highly recommend “Fibbage” if you’re looking for a hilarious game to play!

Everyone LOVED these bliss balls. Adults and kids alike. They made a great finger food. And since they don’t require refrigeration, it was the perfect treat to have out for everyone to snack on throughout the night with no worries of melting or spoiling.Almond Bliss Balls (Vegan, Paleo, No-Bake) from PrettyPies.com

Better than Bars

Have you tried Larabars? These balls are similar. Both made with just nuts and dates (which I LOVE – there’s no junk). Both nutritious and protein-rich.

But Larabars can be pricey. Making them yourself is MUCH cheaper. And bonus– you control the flavor and texture! (And you can make them into BITE SIZE bliss balls!!)

Definitely take the flavor up a notch by adding extracts like vanilla and almond. (Seriously, I wish I could DRINK my extracts, lol. They smell amazing)

I use this Mexican Vanilla that is the most aromatic, intense natural vanilla I’ve ever used. I highly recommend it. Quality ingredients really DO make a difference. 🙂

And almond extract is one of my favorites because it reminds me of SUGAR COOKIES 😉 So delicious! (Try adding a little almond extract to your latte. Yummmm)

Finally, I always add a pinch of pink salt to everrrrrything. It balances and enhances the sweetness (and also adds dozens of trace minerals).
Almond Bliss Balls (Vegan, Paleo, No-Bake) from PrettyPies.com

Time to bring out the food processor and you can have these healthy, chewy, HEAVENLY bliss balls in less than 5 minutes FLAT. Get to it!

If you make this recipe, be sure to tag me on Instagram @emily.likes.food #prettypies so I can see your lovely creations! I’d love to hear what you think! 

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Almond Bliss Balls {Vegan, Paleo}

Just a few simple ingredients and 2 minutes make an easy. protein-packed snack or nutrient-dense dessert. Chewy bites of almond BLISS.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Servings: 16 balls

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry roasted almonds
  • 7 medjool dates (about 3/4 - 1 cup) pitted
  • 1 tsp almond extract optional
  • 1 tsp vanilla optional
  • Dash of pink salt optional
  • 3 Tbs almond flour optional, for rolling

Instructions

  • Combine nuts and dates in a food processor and pulse until sticky crumbles form. Add in salt, and extracts and pulse until a loose ball of dough forms. Add a splash of water if it needs help blending. (the longer your blend, the smoother they get, but I like mine to keep a little texture)
  • Use a small cookie scoop or 1 Tbs measuring spoon to scoop out balls. Roll smooth in your hands. (Wet your hands if it's too sticky)
  • Optional: roll in a small bowl of almond flour.
  • Chill or freeze for a few minutes to firm up, if desired, Enjoy!

Notes

What I used:
Dry Roasted Unsalted Almonds from ALDI.
Medjool Dates from ALDI. I found them on sale for $3-4/lb so I stocked up!
To store: keep in an airtight container at room temp for about 10 days. Refrigerate or freeze for longer storage.

2 comments

  1. Hanne says:

    What a great idea coating your bliss balls with almond flour. We are always searching for games to play in this house, fibbage has been added to the roster. Thank you.

    • Emily says:

      Thanks, Hanne! I loved how the flour added a little coating of texture.
      Hope you love Fibbage as much as we do! It has become one of our family favorites 🙂

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