Psst, can you keep a secret?
I discovered how to make a no-bake cheesecake in half the time.
There I was rolling up energy balls to power through a busy week. Unbeknownst to me, these tasty treats were turning into mini-cheesecakes as I coated them with freeze-dried raspberries.
Ordinary power balls are the perfect snack to recharge your body after a strenuous workout session. Or a sneaky snack to get past the afternoon slump, when your productivity levels hit rock bottom.
Mine blur the lines between nutrition and sweet temptation. They have the right texture and taste to mimic the sublime flavor of dare I say it?
Raspberry cheesecake! (Eat it to believe it.)
When I realized the potential of these power balls, I whipped up an assortment of bite-sized munchies.
Each rendition is tastier than the other.
So what’s inside these pretty pink balls?
These bliss balls are stuffed with deliciously nutritious components that give you that much-needed energy boost. Hidden beneath their fruity pink covering is a rich, cheesy combination of cashews, dates, and coconuts. Their natural sweetness and exquisite hues transform these 5-ingredient power balls into something spectacular.
I created three versions to satisfy my cravings.
What to Expect?
- Quick and easy recipe
- No refined sugar
Top Tips to Make Your Raspberry Bliss Balls
Want to know how to make the perfect power balls?
It all depends on your ingredients and rolling technique.
Here are some tips that would help:
- Always soak your nuts overnight to soften it. Otherwise, you won’t get the right texture.
- You need binding agents (i.e. shredded coconut, oats, or puffed grains) to make sure all the components stay intact when you roll the balls.
- Chop your dry ingredients to get a smooth texture.
- Carefully roll your balls with your hands, turning the mixture into bite-sized munchies. Create a proper base and scoop enough sticky ingredients to form the right shape.
- Your energy balls should not be too crumbly, or they will fall apart.
- Freeze your raspberry bliss balls to maintain their shape.
- Balance the sweetness and nutrition levels to get a nice energy burst.
- Add spices (i.e. nutmeg, cinnamon, turmeric, and pumpkin spice) to make more flavorsome bliss balls.
- If you love chocolate, you can slip in some cocoa powder while blending the mixture instead of using it as a coating.
- You can swap raspberries for other berries using the same recipe.
How to Store Your Raspberry Bliss Balls?
You can store them at room temperature if you make a small batch. For bigger batches, I recommend freezing them to retain their texture.
When you do that, these beauties will last for:
- 1-2 weeks in a fridge.
- 3-6 months in a freezer.
However, do make sure to store them in an airtight container.
Healthy Substitutes: Raspberry Bliss Balls
Can’t find the ingredients in the recipe card?
Here are alternative ingredients that work (just fine):
- Vegan Oil: You can use coconut oil, olive oil, and vegetable oil.
- Creamy Ingredient: Mejdool dates/figs/dried berries
- Biding Ingredient: Vegan oil/nut butter/peanut butter
- Sticky and Nutty Combos: Cashews, almonds, peanuts, oats, walnuts, or any other nutty combo you love.
- Substitutes for Nut Allergy: Toasted/roasted sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds
- Alternatives for Sugar: If you have a sweet tooth, you can add a natural sweetener such as maple syrup or honey. Cane sugar works too as long as you monitor its quantity.
Are you ready to boost your energy levels? These raspberry bliss balls are the perfect pick-me-up. I would love to see your creative renditions. Do remember to add #joyfulhomecooking whenever your bowlful of power balls.Print
- Prep Time: 10 Mins
- Cook Time: 5 Mins
- Total Time: 15 Mins
- Yield: 20 1x
- 10 medjool dates, seeds removed
- 1 cup raw cashews
- 2 cups desiccated coconut
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- A pinch of salt
- Freeze dried raspberry for coating
- Soak your cashews (or other types of nuts) overnight.
- Chop the cashews and other ingredients to get a smooth texture.
- Chuck the ingredients into your food processor.
- Pulse at high speed to get a well-combined, sticky mixture.*
- Scoop out the mixture.
- Gently roll and shape the sticky dough into small raspberry bliss balls. **
- Avoid dryness by coating them with coconut oil.
- Pop them in the fridge to let them set.
Bliss Balls Three Ways
- Roll your bliss balls in shredded coconut to get a refined texture.
- Coat them with freeze-dried raspberry for fresh, fruity pop of color.
- Dip them in melted dark chocolate for a sinister indulgence.
*Add more dried fruit if your bliss balls are too crumbly
**Use wet hands or it with water to make the mixture more moldable.
Keywords: raspberry bliss balls, energy balls