Cranberry Golden Mylk Bliss Balls

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Ah, turmeric. If you know me, you know I love this savory spice! For those of you who don’t know, turmeric has amazing health benefits — and is relatively inexpensive as well! Personally I try to eat 1/4 of a teaspoon of it every day, as per Dr. Michael Greger’s recommendations.

These bliss balls (or snack balls, energy bites, whatever you call them) were inspired by “golden mylk”, which is a hot drink containing turmeric, cardamom, black pepper, and a few other spices. I was inspired to transform this creation into a more convenient (and lunch box friendly) snack, and thus these babies were born!

I added some dried cranberries to these truffles as well because I like how their tart flavor helps to balance the sweet caramel flavor from the dates. If you’re not a fan, you could leave them out. If you try out this recipe, be sure to post a photo of it and tag me on Instagram! I’d love to see your creation 🙂

Cranberry Orange Bliss Balls

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 17 balls
These Cranberry Orange Bliss Balls are chewy, fruity, and sweet! The perfect on-the-go snack.


  • 1 cup Medjool Dates
  • 1 Travel Cup Purely Elizabeth Cranberry Pumpkin Seed Oatmeal or ½ cup packed oat flour
  • ½ cup Almond Meal
  • 2 tablespoons Dried Cranberries
  • teaspoon Turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon Cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon Black Pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Cardamom
  • Optional Toppings: Hemp Hearts Chia Seeds, Unsweetened Shredded Coconut


  • Pit dates and soak in 1 1/2 cups of hot water for 10-15 minutes. Drain the dates, but save the water.
  • In a medium bowl, mix all of the remaining ingredients together.
  • In a powerful blender or food processor, blend the soaked dates with 2 tbsp of the date water until a paste forms. If the mixture is still chunky, add in more date water in 1 tbsp increments until it can be blended smooth (I did not have to add any extra).
  • Add the date paste to the dry ingredients and mix until a dough forms.
  • Use a 1 tablespoon measure to form individual balls. It helps to have your hands wet for this!
  • If you would like to roll the balls in any additional coatings, do so now. Shredded coconut, hemp seeds, or chia seeds would be great options.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Recipe Notes

  • Almond meal can be substituted with almond flour // As turmeric tends to stain things, I would recommend storing these in a glass container!
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Diet: Low Fat, Vegan, Vegetarian

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Hey there, I’m Caitlin! I make easy-to-follow, wholesome, and budget-friendly vegan recipes that are mostly gluten-free and refined sugar-free. I’m also an avid yogi, love the great outdoors, am chocolate-obsessed, and enjoy eating almond butter straight off of the spoon.

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  1. These sound like a promising treat to make as a newbie. Caitlin, do you have any nutrition/calorie info for your recipes? I’m finding your recipes interesting and a great introduction to vegetarianism (as part of pescetarian) for me.

    1. Hey there! Out of personal philosophy we don’t calculate the calories for recipes. But there are some online calculators available online that can help with that!