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These nut-free cocoa-coconut bliss balls make a perfect lunch box treat! Sweetened with only medjool dates they are sure to be one of your families new favorite treats! They are also gluten-free, soy-free, egg-free, and dairy-free.

Cocoa-Coconut Bliss Balls

These cocoa-coconut bliss balls are sweetened with only Medjool dates. They are also dairy-free, nut-free, gluten-free, and egg-free--making them allergy friendly and perfect as a lunchbox treat.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American


  • 12 Medjool dates soak in water for 10 minutes if hard
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats certified gf if needed
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup hulled hemp hearts increase up to 1/3 cup if desired
  • 4 tablespoons virgin coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1-2 tablespoons unsweetened, shredded coconut for sprinkling on top
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt for sprinkling on top


  • Add the dates to a large food processor and pulse a few times until well chopped. Add the oats, coconut, hemp hearts, coconut oil, and cocoa. Pulse until well combined and a ball starts to form. If the mixture seems dry, add 1 tablespoon of water and then pulse more.
  • Tip onto a rimmed baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Form into about 20 balls. Sprinkle with the shredded coconut and sea salt and then roll around to cover. 
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Enjoy!


Mix it up by sprinkling crumbled, freeze-dried strawberries or raspberries on top instead of coconut.
Try adding 2 tablespoons of flax meal to the rest of the ingredients for additional fiber and omega-3 fatty acid boosts!
Don't hesitate to play around with the recipe to make it your own! It's hard to go wrong with a no-bake recipe.
Keyword bliss balls, cocoa, energy balls, gluten-free, nut-free