Healthy chocolate vanilla bliss balls

These chocolate vanilla bliss balls are both healthy and delicious.

Eat them as a snack any time of day, or even have a couple for a quick, healthy breakfast on the run.

You could also call them protein energy balls, protein bliss balls, or no bake protein/bliss balls.

Whatever name you give them, they’re fabulous little bites of energy. I like to call them bliss balls, because they taste heavenly!

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Are bliss balls actually good for you?

Well, as with any food, it depends – mostly on the ingredients, and how many you eat!

All of my bliss ball recipes use natural, whole food ingredients.

Eating one or two makes for a great healthy snack, especially after a workout when you’re looking for a little protein or energy boost.

But don’t just take my word for it! Here’s a great blog post on the GOODNESS ME BOX BLOG with a sensible explanation.

Some of my other bliss balls/protein balls recipes you should also try are:


or these MATCHA PROTEIN BALLS for something a little bit different

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A couple of pointers to help you make these chocolate vanilla bliss balls

  • They will keep well in the fridge (in an airtight container) for about a week.
  • You can use coconut butter instead of coconut oil, for a more creamy, fudgey consistency.
  • If using coconut butter, you may also need to add a teaspoon of hot water or melted coconut oil to bind the mix together.
  • Add your favourite nuts or dried fruits to these bliss balls. Simply push them into the balls after you’ve rolled them, and before rolling in the coconut. Goji berries are one of my favourites.
  • Try using buckwheat or flaxseed instead of protein powder for a different flavour variation.
  • Bliss balls and energy balls are a fabulous healthy snack anytime, they’re just the right size! I especially love them before or after a workout.
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Here’s the recipe


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These choc vanilla bliss balls are delicious & nutritious, there's not much more to say!
Course Bliss balls, Snack
Cuisine American, Australian
Keyword bliss balls, energy balls, protein balls
Prep Time 15 minutes
Freeze time 4 hours
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 balls
Calories 128kcal


  • 3 tbsp vanilla protein powder
  • 3 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 4 tbsp almond butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, or coconut butter
  • sprinkle sea salt
  • extra coconut for rolling


  • Line a tray with baking paper and set aside.
  • Put all ingredients into a medium size bowl and mix/stir until mixture sticks together.
  • Roll into balls, coat with extra coconut if using, and place on the baking tray.
  • Put into the fridge for 3-4 hours, or until set.

Recipe notes

If using coconut butter, you may also need to add a teaspoon of hot water or melted coconut oil to bind the mix together.
These are yummy as is, or you can add your favourite nuts or dried fruits – simply push into the balls after you've rolled them and then roll in the coconut.  Goji berries are one of my favourites.
They will keep in the fridge for about a week.
Try using buckwheat or flaxseed instead of protein powder for a different flavour variation. Or even a combination of two or three of these.
Serving: 1ball | Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.1g | Protein: 9.5g | Fat: 7.7g
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