The girls and I here in the studio all admit to having our chocolate cravings. When I worked as a creative director at a chocolate company here in Portland those cravings were easily satisfied but if I’m honest I never felt so good after an indulgent afternoon. It was then that I first developed my recipe for a healthier version that satisfied the cravings without giving me the sugar overload. Today I want to share an updated version of that recipe, my Paleo Chocolate Bliss Bites. I don’t eat exclusively paleo but I am working on cutting back on refined sugars. Simple to make, packed full of nutty goodness and sweetened with dates and agave nectar, these truffles not only hit the spot when the chocolate cravings come, they are like little nuggets of energy too – what could be better?
Mix the ingredients together in a blender and roll into little balls with your hands. You can finish them by rolling them in shredded coconut, cocoa powder or pistachios for extra nuttiness. When we were doing a final test on this recipe earlier this week the favorite was topped with just a pinch of pink flaky sea salt. Love sweet and salty! I like to make a batch of these for movie nights with my girlfriends, box them up as a homemade gift or keep a few in a jar as a great mid-afternoon snack – yum! Check back later today for our cute recipe card which you can print at home so you have this amazing recipe FOREVER. Enjoy! ~ Lia
- 2 cups of a mix of any mix: hazelnuts, blanched almonds, cashews
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
- 32 pitted dates
- 3 Tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 2/3 cup cacao power
- 2 Tbsp agave nectar (can be deleted for Whole 20)
- 1Tbsp water
- Cacao powder, unsweetened shredded coconut or chopped and toasted pistachio nuts for coating
- Large flake sea salt for topping (optional)
- Place nuts and chia seeds in food processor and chop until powdered.
- Add next 6 ingredients and process until creamy.
- Form into balls (20-30) and place in freezer for 10 minutes.
- Roll chilled balls in cacao powder, shredded coconut or chopped pistachios or sprinkle with pinch of sea salt.