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Chocolate, date and tangelo bliss balls

The light citrus flavour of these bliss balls is so delicious, and goes so well with the rich chocolate flavour!
Prep Time 20 mins
Chilling 1 hr
Course Snacks and Sides
Servings 16 balls
Dairy Free, Gluten Free


Bliss balls

  • 50 g pecans
  • cup desiccated coconut
  • 20 pitted dates
  • cup cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon tangelo zest


  • ¼ cup pecans
  • ¼ cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 teaspoon tangelo zest


Bliss balls:

  • In a food processor whizz pecans, coconut and dates until finely chopped.
  • Add cacao powder and tangelo zest and whizz until the mixture forms an evenly mixed ball.
  • Roll the mixture into about 16 walnut-sized (20g) balls.


  • Whizz pecans, coconut and tangelo zest until fine crumbs.
  • Roll the balls in the crumbs and chill for at least 1 hour.


The volume of dates may seem like a lot, but use regular baking dates, not medjool dates in this recipe. I love having these bliss balls in the fridge for an afternoon sweet treat with a cup of tea. Use oranges if tangelos aren’t in season.