Cocoa & Maca Bliss Balls (Vegan+GF)

A quick and easy treat made with just a few simple ingredients. Basically healthy cookie dough, what's not to love?
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1/3 cup pitted dates + 5 tablespoons hot water
  • 2/3 cup rolled oats be sure they are gluten free if necessary
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons maca powder
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup raw walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract optional
  • 2-3 tablespoons mini chocolate chips or cacoa nibs


Soak the dates in a glass cup or measuring jar with about 5 tablespoons hot water.

Add the oats and walnuts to a food processor or blender and pulse until finely ground. Add the soaked dates (with the water) then add the remaining ingredients, except chocolate chips and pulse again until as smooth as you'd like. (I left mine a bit gritty for texture but if you'd rather, you should probably be able to get it completely pureed.) Pour in chocolate chips/or chunks and pulse just to combine.

Roll the mixture into small bite-size balls (about 1 1/2 tablespons each). If you're mixture seems a bit sticky or too soft, place it in the fridge to chill for about 30 minutes and it should be easier to roll.