These 7 Ingredient Cacao and Fig Bliss Balls are ready in less than 15 minutes! They’re a perfect afternoon pick-me-up, evening treat, or lunch box snack.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted a chocolate recipe on the blog…so I needed to fix that ASAP. You all know that I love chocolate, but I thought it would be fitting to give some attention to one of my other favorite foods too – FIGS!
Thus, this super-easy, super-delicious, super-simple (7 ingredients, heck yeah) recipe was born.
These Cacao and Fig Bliss Balls are…SO. DANG. GOOD. Seriously.
Have you ever made Bliss Balls before? I love them because they make a great afternoon pick-me-up, smoothie bowl topper, or dessert! I usually make large batches and store them in my freezer. That way they last longer, and I can have a sweet treat whenever I want!
Most balls are made with Medjool Dates, but I thought I would try using dried Figs instead. After you soak the figs in hot water for a bit, they become soft enough to blend into a paste! Plus, the figs naturally have these little crunchy bits in them, which adds a great texture to these bites.
Plus, the fruity swap makes these Fig Bliss Balls a little less sugary. Don’t get me wrong, they’re still a sweet treat, but sometimes I find that dates can be a little too sweet for me. I’ve always been a fan of dark chocolate over milk chocolate anyways, so I think this works perfectly for this recipe.
What’s your favorite type of chocolate? Let me know in the comments below (though I will say, I may or may not judge you if you say White Chocolate. Ha!)
A Few Final Thoughts:
- I love the almost bitter taste of Cacao Nibs, but if you prefer something sweeter you can substitute them for regular chocolate chips. Just be sure they are vegan, and you may want to try to find mini ones!
- If you do not have almonds on hand, feel free to sub with any other nut, or even sunflower seeds! Cashews or Hazelnuts would be absolutely delicious here
- As I mentioned earlier, I prefer to store these balls in the freezer. They don’t get hard and can last for months! (Though I highly doubt they will actually last that long before you eat them all).
Finally, if you decide to recreate this recipe, be sure to tag me on Instagram @frommybowl + #frommybowl so I can see all of your hard work! 🙂
Cacao & Fig Bliss Balls (Gluten Free, Vegan Recipe)
These 7 Ingredient Cacao and Fig Bliss Balls are ready in less than 15 minutes! They're a perfect afternoon pick-me-up, evening treat, or lunch box snack.
- 1 cup Dried Figs, stems removed
- 1 cup Almonds
- 1/4 cup Cacao Powder (Or Cocoa, Carob)
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
- Pinch of Salt
- 1/2 tbsp Cacao Nibs (or Vegan Chocolate Chips)
Trim the stems off of the dried figs, if there are any. Place them in a medium bowl, cover with hot water, and let sit for 5-10 minutes.
In the meantime, pulse the Almonds in a food processor until the form a coarse meal. Add in the Cacao Powder, Vanilla Extract, Cinnamon, and Salt.
Drain the Figs, then add to the food processor. Process all ingredients until a uniform, crumbly "dough" forms.
Transfer the mixture to a bowl, then stir in the Cacao Nibs until evenly incorporated.
Using a 1 tbsp measure, form the dough into even balls - mine made about 19. Note: it helps to have your hands slightly wet for this step so the mixture will not stick to them.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Almonds may be substituted with Sunflower Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, Cashews, or Hazelnuts.
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