Cacao & Fig Bliss Balls (Gluten Free, Vegan Recipe)

Cacao Fig Bliss Balls Gluten Free Vegan

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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)


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Drain the Figs, then add to the food processor. Process all ingredients until a uniform, crumbly “dough” forms.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a bowl, then stir in the Cacao Nibs until evenly incorporated.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.