Golden Chip Bliss Balls

Golden Chip Bliss Balls

The follow up to my Walnut-Cardamom Bliss Balls, these Golden Chip Bliss Balls are just the right counterpart. Inspired by one of my favorite drinks, Golden Milk, I wanted to create a delicious snack that’s packed with healthy fats and all the yummy spices. I love the hints of black pepper in these. The perfect balance of sweet and savory. Made from almond meal and a mix of creamy coconut butter and almond butter, I added cacao nibs for a little crunch. If the Walnut-Cardamom Bliss Balls are like little donut holes, these guys are like little cookies. I hope you guys love them as much as I do!

Golden Chip Bliss Balls
[Makes about 20 balls]

2 cups almond meal
1 1/2 cups coconut butter
10 medjool dates
2/3 cup unsweetened almond butter
2 1/2 Tablespoons ground turmeric
1 Tablespoon ground ginger
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons gelatinized maca powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
Insides from 2 vanilla beans
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon pink salt

1/4 cup cacao nibs

  1. Process all ingredients except cacao nibs in a food processor until a sticky ball of dough forms. Add in cacao nibs and pulse several times until chips are well combined in dough.
  2. Gently roll dough into 1-2″ balls. Garnish with shredded coconut and finely chopped cacao nibs.

[Balls will keep in the refrigerator for 1 week or in the freezer for 1-2 months.]



Kayla - 11:47 pm

I’m so excited you posted the recipe. Planning to make a quick batch of these tomorrow. My husband is allergic to almond meal so I’m going to sub flax meal like I did in the OG bliss ball recipe. I’ll report back. ???✨

Sinéad - 3:52 pm

oo I’m allergic to nuts, so this is a good tip! Is flaxmeal the go-to to sub for almond meal in your ball recipes, Alison?

Jill - 7:31 pm

I’m really curious about how these were with flax meal!

Kate - 2:05 am

Hi Alison! Where do you get your maca and is there much of a difference between powder & the gelatinized powder?

alison wu - 5:00 am

Hi! Gelatinized maca is easy for the body to absorb. I get mine from Maca Magic. XO

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