Last week I posted these low fat chocolate chip bliss balls on my Instagram and had you all guessing the five simple ingredients.
You did a good job too, naming three of the five ingredients straight up.
To put your minds at ease, and because you WILL want to try these, I have decided to share with you the recipe for my low fat chocolate chip bliss balls. I have spoken a few times now about my love hate relationship with raw dessert, because I really struggle with the super high fat content that most of them have. You can read more here and here, but basically most raw desserts are made with a nut cream of some description, and usually quite a bit. And in case you didn’t already know, nuts are high in fat and the recommended serving size is only a small handful.
These low fat chocolate chip bliss balls are absolutely no-fuss, and contain a main ingredient that most people stock in their pantry. They are cheap to make and can withstand room temperature too, making them the perfect sharing treat.
Oh, they are also totally kid-friendly given they are nut free, dairy free, seed free, and oil free. My son LOVES them! I will usually make his without the cacao nibs, but he doesn’t mind either way. Cacao nibs are also chocca (get it…) full of antioxidants – more so than blueberries.
So, can you guess the ingredients?
My lovely readers on Instagram and Facebook guessed the dates (medjool), cacao (of course), and cacao nibs.
All you need now are some organic oats and almond milk/coconut milk/rice milk. SIMPLE!
- ¾ cup organic oats (I prefer to use quick oats but you can use any type of oat)
- 4 medjool dates, pitted
- 2 tbsp unsweetened almond milk (FOR NUT FREE choose coconut milk, rice milk or coconut water)
- 1 tbsp cacao powder
- 1 tbsp cacao nibs
- In a food processor/blender, mill the oats into a fine flour;
- Add the medjool dates and blend into the mixture;
- Add the cacao powder and almond milk and continue to blend until the mixture is well combined. The mix should appear crumbly but stick together when pressed;
- Add the cacao nibs and mix by hand;
- Roll the mixture into small balls and refrigerate. You will get 10 small balls from this mix.
Did you guess the ingredients? Would your kids eat these?