These yummy chocolate bliss balls are full of healthy nutrients like Vitamin E, folate, iron, zinc and selenium. Such a great snack.

Chocolate Bliss Balls

prep time: 20 mins | Serves: 24


¾ cups (130g) almonds
½ cup (85g) pepitas
1 tbsp (16g) chia seeds
1 ½ cups (320g) soft Medjool dates, pitted
4 tbsp (80ml) tahini
2 tbsp (15g) raw cacao
½ tsp (1g) ground cinnamon
1 tsp (5ml) vanilla extract

200g dark chocolate (>70%), melted

Add protein powder if you want some extra nutrients.


  1. Place all nuts and seeds into a high-speed processor and process until they reach a flour-like consistency.
  2. Add dates and process again until dates are chopped finely.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and process until well combined.
  4. Roll into small balls, about 1 tbsp in size, dip into melted dark chocolate and place into the freezer for 30 mins on a lined baking tray.
  5. Alternatively, you can also drizzle the chocolate on top.

Serving and storing leftovers: Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 14 days, or freeze for up to 4 months.

Tips: To save time, you can also press the mixture into a clean baking tray or roll out with a rolling pin to approximately 2 cm thickness, drizzle with chocolate and cut into squares.

These recipes were compiled by Mandy Sacher who is a paediatric nutritionist, child nutrition expert, founder of the Wholesome Child website, blogger, and mother of two. 

1-in-4 women surveyed did not understand the role of a pregnancy-specific multivitamin in helping to plug nutritional gaps. To help Australian mothers and babies have the best first 1000 days* and to make it easier for people to understand and access pregnancy nutrition Mandy has developed these recipes and a nutrition table and meal planner to ensure mums get a balanced, nutrient-rich diet – available here.